My mother-in law goes by "Manoli" so we decided that Manuela would be Manuela and never Manoli, to distinguish them. Some people call her Manuelita which is cute. I was a little nervous about the name because of its potential not-so-pretty pronunciation in English, but people really got it, and her full name stuck when we were home last summer. Some people have chosen to use the American moniker I gave her just in case, "Ella", but I think Manuela is here to stay.
According to QuickBabyNames.com, Manuela means "God with us", is a female name, suitable for baby girls, is currently NOT a popular name in the USA and was highest ranking in popularity in the 1920s.
It originates from the Hebrew language and is a variant of the name Emmanuel.
I love this: "Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Manuela to be: An elegant and rich woman. Ha! Maybe some day, baby girl!
Famous people with her name (that I know of!) are:
|Manuela Sanz, daughter of singer Alejandro Sanz and ex-wife model Jaydi Mitchell (now 11 years old)|
|Manuela Velasco, famous Spanish actress (37 years old)|
|Manuela Saenz, South American revolutionary (lived in the early 1800s)|