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Gender: M Meaning of Emmett: "universal" Origin of Emmett: English masculine variation of Emma, German Emmett's Popularity in 2015: #139

Emmett, honest and sincere, laid-back and creative, is on the rise as a male cognate of the megapopular Emma and Emily, not to mention being a character in the popular Twilight series (Like Cullen, Emmett skyrocketed up more than 200 spots in 2009 and has since risen to Number 139, its highest ranking since the 19th century). It's also a Nameberry fave, ranking at Number 42.

Emmett originated in England as a masculine diminutive of the German Emma; the Hebrew characters pronounced eh-MEHT mean truth, so that might be considered another definition. Emmet is another, less popular spelling.

The death of young Emmett Till helped spark the civil rights movement.

Famous People Named Emmett

Emmett Kelly, American circus performer
Emmett J Scanlan, British actor

Pop Culture References for the name Emmett

Emmett, character in "Silverado"
Emmett "Doc" Brown, Christopher Lloyd's character in the "Back to the Future" series
Emmett Cullen, character from the "Twilight" saga
Emmett Honeycutt, character on the series "Queer as Folk"
Emmett Bledsoe, character from ABC Family's "Switched at Birth"
"Emmett's Mark," 2002 movie
Emmett Mann, son and model of controverial photographer Sally Mann
Emmett Richmond/Forrest, character from the movie and Broadway musical "Legally Blonde"
Emmett Clark, the fix it man on the "Mayberry" RFD series played by Paul Hartman

Emmett, Emmit, Emmitt