Family name origins & meanings
- Greek : from the personal name Manis, a pet form of Emmanouel (see Emanuel).
- Czech (Maniš) : from German Mann, or from a Germanic personal name such as Manfred.
- French : unexplained.
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish personal name Mane + the Yiddish possessive suffix -s. As a male name, this represents a variant of Man 8. As a female name, it is derived from a form of Mary borrowed from Slavic Christians.