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Variant of Immanuel.

Proper noun[edit]

Emmanuel (plural Emmanuels)

  1. Immanuel (Biblical figure whose birth is foretold).
    1. (Christianity) Immanuel (this figure, regarded by Christians as the Christ).
  2. A male given name of Biblical origin.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Sixt, []”, 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.




Proper noun[edit]


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

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