Last name origins & meanings:
- Greek: from the personal name Manis, a pet form of
Emmanouel (see Emanuel).
(Maniš): from German Mann, or from a Germanic
personal name such as Manfred.
- French: unexplained.
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Mane + the Yiddish possessive
suffix -s. As a male name, this represents a variant of
Man 8. As a female name, it is derived from a form of
Mary borrowed from Slavic Christians.
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