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Updated: Jul 10, 2024 | 👁️ 13 Views | 🔊 12 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Australian, Hebrew

Meaning: Forgetfulness

Pronunciation: muh-NAS-uh, /məˈnæsə/, M AE N AH S

Popularity Rank: #41,055

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  • 1. Manasseh Meaning
  • 2. Manasseh Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Manasseh
  • 4. Manasseh Translations in other languages
  • 5. Manasseh Name Popularity
  • 6. Manasseh popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Manasseh
  • 8. Names similar to Manasseh

Manasseh Meaning

Derived from the Hebrew name מְנַשֶּׁה (Menashah) meaning 'causing to forget'. In the Old Testament, Manasseh was the eldest son of Joseph and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Manasseh also means "Forgetfulness, He that is Forgotten, Meaning 'causing to forget', a masculine name of Hebrew origin.".

Manasseh is commonly found in Nigeria, Ghana, United States of America, and 35 more countries.

Manasseh Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: muh-NAS-uh

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /məˈnæsə/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: M AE N AH S

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

AE: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Manasseh Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Manasseh is recorded 785 times globally, ranking it as the 41,055th most common name worldwide.

Manasseh is most prevalent in Nigeria, with 552 occurrences, making it the 1,896th most popular name in the country.

In Nigeria, the name Manasseh is found among 1 in every 2101 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Manasseh Popularity by Country

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Nigeria#1,8961 : 2,101
Ghana#1,2771 : 2,357
United States of America#32,1261 : 43,074
South Africa#21,2471 : 55,831

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Manasseh popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Manasseh from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

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