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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • German: All-embracing

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English: Hard worker, truth

What does Emmett mean and stand for?

The name Emmett is of Hebrew, German, and English origin and means "universal". Emmett is also thought to be of English origin, meaning "hard worker" or "truth." It is the male variation of the name Emma.

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Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Emmett

Family name origins & meanings

  • English: from a Middle English pet form of the female personal name Emma, introduced into England from France by the Normans, among whom it was extremely popular. The name is of Germanic origin, probably originating as a hypocoristic form of women’s names with a first element ermin ‘entire’.

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Popularity of the Name Emmett 

Emmett is the number 106 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2020 Social Security Administration data. It has become increasingly popular, breaking the top 200 in 2012 and steadily increasing since then.

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According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Emmett was at its peak popularity in January 2017.

Emmett saw its first uptick in popularity after the death of Emmett Till, which sparked the Civil Rights Movement. The name only gained popularity after being used for a character in the popular Twilight series. Other characters named Emmett appear in Silverado, Back to the Future, Switched at Birth, and Legally Blonde. Popular namesakes include actor Emmett Evan "Van" Heflin, actor Emmett Carleton King, baseball player Emmett E. Rogers, and journalist Emmett Watson.

Where is the name Emmett popular?

Emmett was searched for most often in the following states:

Emmett pairs well with these middle names

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