Variant of Immanuel.
Emmanuel (plural Emmanuels)
- Immanuel (Biblical figure whose birth is foretold).
- Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
- A male given name of Biblical origin.
1591, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Sixt, with the Death of the Good Duke Hvmfrey”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:,Scene IV:
- Cade. What is thy name? / Clerk. Emmanuel. / Dick. They use to write it on the top of letters. 'Twill go hard with you.
- 1629, Thomas Adams, Meditations upon Creed, The Works of Thomas Adams, James Nichol (1862), volume 3, page 212:
- Some call their sons Emmanuel : this is too bold. The name is proper to Christ, therefore not to be communicated to any creature.
figure whose birth is foretold — see Immanuel
this figure, regarded as Christ — see Immanuel
male given name