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Updated June 9, 2019

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.

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