The name Emmett is a boy's name of Hebrew, German, English origin meaning "universal". Emmett is ranked #125 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".
From the experts:
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.
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.
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