How popular is the baby name Manu in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, check out all the blog posts that mention the name Manu.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Manu

Posts that Mention the Name Manu

Where did the baby name Ginobili come from?

© 2005 Sports Illustrated

The eye-catching name Ginobili has appeared just once in the U.S. baby name data:

  • 2007: unlisted
  • 2006: unlisted
  • 2005: 7 baby boys named Ginobili [debut]
    • 6 born in Texas specifically
  • 2004: unlisted
  • 2003: unlisted

Where did it come from?

Professional basketball player Emanuel “Manu” Ginóbili (pronounced MAH-noo jih-NOH-blee), who was born in Argentina and played in the NBA for sixteen seasons — all with the San Antonio Spurs (2002-2018).

In fact, the year after the name Ginobili made its single appearance in the data, the name Manu saw peak usage.

Here’s how one reporter, writing in mid-2005, described Manu Ginóbili:

He is a 6-foot-6, 205-pound can of Red Bull — instant energy, all the time. That’s what makes the Spurs guard so effective, what fixates your eyes on him pinballing around the court, what places Ginobili in the company of the most stylish players in the NBA.

It seems that the 2004-05 season was a particularly good one for Manu: he played in his first All-Star game in February of 2005, and the Spurs went on to win the NBA championship four months later. (Over the course of his career, he was an All-Star twice and an NBA champion four times.)

What are your thoughts on Ginóbili as a first name? How about Manu?


Popular Baby Names in the Czech Republic, 2014

According to data from the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, the most popular baby names in the country in 2014 were Eliška and Jakub.

Here are the Czech Republic’s top 10 girl names and top 10 boy names of 2014:

Girl Names Boy Names
1. Eliška, 2,332 baby girls
2. Tereza, 1,900
3. Anna, 1,708
4. Adéla, 1,535
5. Natálie, 1,386
6. Sofie, 1,180
7. Kristýna, 1,164
8. Karolína, 1,140
9. Viktorie, 1,086
10. Barbora, 1,078
1. Jakub, 2,902 baby boys
2. Jan, 2,659
3. Tomáš, 2,033
4. Adam, 1,861
5. Matyáš, 1,660
6. Filip, 1,601
7. Vojtěch, 1,591
8. Ondřej, 1,552
9. David, 1,526
10. Lukáš, 1,493

Here are some of the names bestowed only one time last year (genders mixed): Amapola, Airila Luna, Arizona, Arlindi, Atella, Cveta, Dezider, Edett Denny, Eloy Buffalo, Enerona, Felixa, Fljorim, Gaffar, George Albert London, Heliodor Jan, Kleopatra, Kordula, Latoya, Loveday, Lumi, Manu, Marco Willebrordus, Mariola, Mladen, Nellie Ellen, Neuvedeno, Renagi, Sini Merilla, Skrollan, Spartakus, Taavetti Sage, Tarquino, Thoriq, Vandula, Velen, Wyatt, Ylvie, Zaki Jones.

Source: ŽEBŘÍČEK: Toto jsou nejoblíbenější jména dětí v Česku za rok 2014