Gender: Male Meaning of Everett: "brave as a wild boar" Origin of Everett: English variation of the German Eberhard Everett's Popularity in 2019: #94

Everett Origin and Meaning

The name Everett is a boy's name of German, English origin meaning "brave as a wild boar".

Everett is a statesmanlike, wintry New England name whose recent leap in popularity can be credited to its similarity to trendy girls’ names such as Eva and Ava. Its high point was about a century ago, when Everett was a Top 100 name.

Everett Hills is a character in Eugene O'Neill's drama Mourning Becomes Electra. George Clooney and Dermot Mulroney have both played Everetts in recent films; author John Irving named his youngest son Everett, and singer Isaac Hanson has an Everett as well.

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Rank in US: #94

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Pop Culture References for the name Everett

Everet, Evritt, Everhard, Evered, Everhardt, Everhardo, Evret, Evrit, Everit, Everhar, Everitt, Evrett, Evraud

Everett's International Variations

Eberhard (German) Evert (Swedish)


AllysonKristina Says:


If I ever have a son I will name him Everett. I’m praying to the babynaming gods that it doesn’t become more popular than it already is!

emilyfalls13 Says:


Love this name! Top choice for our boy name, my mother’s maiden name is Eberhard and I want to be able to honor my maternal grandfather who just passed in some way.

janefeb20 Says:


This is very similar to Elliot and Emmett, which are two names that I really love. I don't really get how it sounds New England-y, but I used to live there so the connection is an added bonus for me

babyonemoretime Says:


I really like the name for its austere and dashing connotations, but I know people who don't because it does generate the image of a spoiled boy from the NE suburbs. But I think the child will have to decide how their name comes across depending on the way they hold themselves. When I hear this name, I think of pine trees and snow, a dark-haired man with a serious expression that relents to a great smile. It's very, very nice.

oliviamcdonald Says:


Sounds like “over it”

Rosie2525 Says:


I really like this strong, handsome, classic name :) And it's one of my favorites that my husband actually likes! :D Definitely in the top 5. I like the nickname Rhett. I've read people using the name Ever, also. But I think the shortened Ev would be the nickname we would use. A great name.

Wildmoonchild Says:


Love this name. So cool yet distinguished!

Simone Says:


I am going to name my first born son Everett

Heather Anderson Says:


Do you think Everett is too close to Elliot to use for a sibling?

xhart Says:


I live in Seattle and it's my number one boys name. But I lived in Everett a bit as a child so it has a more personal meaning which makes me look past the city name I guess.

sweattsg Says:


I named my little guy Everett in 2013. I love it! We don't use a nickname at all.

Hailey Says:


True, but that's the first thing that came to my mind. :)

eveyalecia Says:


I also live around Seattle, but I wouldn't automatically think of the city if I met someone named Everett. There are a lot of cities that are also names...

denn81 Says:


We love this name, and chose it for our son. It was my great grandfathers name, but it doesn't sound like an old man's name. It has an old-fashioned edge to it, but it also sounds surprisingly modern. We haven't used nicknames much, but I can see us calling him Ev or Rhett in the future.

VorththeCat Says:


I am crossing my fingers that this will not become more popular than it is right now!

Hailey Says:


I live in a Seattle suburb and Everett is a city here. I couldn't do it to my child.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Everett sounds like it could either be the name of swashbuckling hero-type, or a scholarly person. It also ages really well. Ever, Ev or Rett or maybe even Veretty are cool nicknames. I love this name!

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I've never met another Everett, so I might use it for my son. The one mistake I don't want to make is avoiding the names I love just because they're popular. And it's a nice way to honor my Boston roots!

Stevojeano_12 Says:


Love this name and 'Ever' would be such a cool nn!

la_blondina Says:


My little Everett is almost 6. We've had no issues of mispronunciation, and only just recently I had an elderly woman misspell it by adding an "e" on the end.

headintheclouds Says:


Very New England, IMO, and NB agrees with me! I think it's a nice, more surnamey alternative to Emmett, and sounds very preppy, historic and distinguished. An Everett in my imagination is a fifth-generation Ivy-League legacy who is in the crew team and wears boat shoes all the time. xD

SoDallas3 Says:


I have no experience, my great-grandfather name was Ebehard which is the German, I also considered using Everett or even Everard to honour him. In German, I believe it's three syllables.

Lpiepul13 Says:


I worried about that too as we are contemplating the name. I also wonder if people will mispronounce? I prefer the two syllable

Audrey328 Says:


This is a great name. I only wonder if people would often misspell it. Does anyone have experience with this?

bluedahlia Says:


Such a handsome name. I wish it had not become so popular!

flora_kate Says:


I knew a little Everett once who was called Mt. Everett as a nickname. So cute!

morgannalucia Says:


This is my last name, so I'll be giving my next son this as a middle name.