Meaning and Origin of: Emmanuel

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : God is with us
  • Hebrew : God with us

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Variant spelling (mainly French and South Indian) of Emanuel, which was used in the Middle Ages by Christians as an alternative name for Christ. The name was also borne by a 3rd-century martyr. Among Christians in India it is used as a given name, and in the U.S. it has come to be used as a last name among families from southern India.