Family name origins & meanings
- Muslim : from a personal name based on Arabic mannān‘benevolent’, ‘bountiful’. Al-Mannān ‘the Bountiful’ is an attribute of Allah, and this name is found in combinations such as‛Abd-ul Mannān ‘servant of the Bountiful’. This is a common name in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India.
- Indian (Tamil Nadu) : Hindu name meaning ‘king’ in Tamil. It is found as a personal name in India, but is also used as a family name in the U.S. among families from Tamil Nadu.