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Gender: M Meaning of Emmett: "universal" Origin of Emmett: English masculine variation of Emma, German Emmett's Popularity in 2016: #136

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 136, its highest ranking since the 19th century). It's also a Nameberry fave, ranking at Number 129.

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 Evan "Van" Heflin, Jr., American actor
Emmett Leo Kelly aka Weary Willie, American circus performer
Emmett Carleton King, American actor
Emmett John Scanlan, Irish actor
Emmett E. Rogers, American baseball player
Emmett Till, American teenager whose murder helped spark the American Civil Rights Movement
Emmett Watson, American journalist
Emmett Andrew McCusker, Canadian politician
Emmett Sparks (b. 2009), son of actors Annie Parisse and Paul Sparks
Emmett Andrew Brower (b. 2010), son of actress Sarah Jane Morris and Ned Brower
Emmett Emmanual Hesketh (b. 2011), son of actress Spencer Grammer and James Hesketh; grandson of actor Kelsey Grammer

Pop Culture References for the name Emmett

Emmett, character in film "Silverado"
Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown, character in the "Back to the Future" series
Emmett Cullen, character in the "Twilight" saga
Emmett Honeycutt, character on TV's "Queer as Folk"
Emmett Bledsoe, character on TV's "Switched at Birth"
"Emmett's Mark," 2002 movie
Emmett Richmond/Forrest, character in film "Legally Blonde"
Emmett Clark, the fix it man on TV's "Mayberry RFD"
Emmett Heglin, PJ Duncan's best friend on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"

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