English masculine variation of Emma, German

Emmett Origin and Meaning

The name Emmett is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Hebrew, German, English origin meaning "universal".
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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Famous People Named Emmett

  • Emmett Evan "Van" HeflinJr., American actor
  • Emmett Leo Kelly aka Weary WillieAmerican circus performer
  • Emmett Carleton KingAmerican actor
  • Emmett John ScanlanIrish actor
  • Emmett E. RogersAmerican baseball player
  • Emmett TillAmerican teenager whose murder helped spark the American Civil Rights Movement
  • Emmett WatsonAmerican journalist
  • Emmett Andrew McCuskerCanadian 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

Emmett in Pop Culture

  • Emmettcharacter in film "Silverado"
  • Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Browncharacter in the "Back to the Future" series
  • Emmett Cullencharacter in the "Twilight" saga
  • Emmett Honeycuttcharacter on TV's "Queer as Folk"
  • Emmett Bledsoecharacter on TV's "Switched at Birth"
  • "Emmett's Mark" 2002 movie
  • Emmett Richmond/Forrestcharacter in film "Legally Blonde"
  • Emmett Clarkthe fix it man on TV's "Mayberry RFD"
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  • Emmett HeglinPJ Duncan's best friend on TV's "Good Luck Charlie"
  • Simon Emmettcharacter in the webcomic "Riverside Extras" by Miri Chamberlain
  • Emmettmain character in film "The Lego Movie"

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