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Variant of Immanuel.

Proper noun[edit]

Emmanuel (plural Emmanuels)

  1. 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.
    1. (Christianity) Immanuel (this figure, regarded by Christians as the Christ).
  2. A male given name of Biblical origin.
    • 1593, William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV,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.



Proper noun[edit]


  1. Immanuel (biblical character).
  2. A male given name.

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