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Updated March 20, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Strong boar

What does Everett mean and stand for?

The name Everett is of German origin and means "strong boar." It is from the surname that derived from the given name Everard.

Syllables: 3

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Everett

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements eber ‘wild boar’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. The surname was at first found mainly in East Anglia (still one of the principal locations of the variant Everett), which was an area of heavy Norman and Breton settlement after the Conquest. This suggests that the personal name may be of Continental (Norman) origin, but it is also possible that it swallowed up an unattested Old English cognate, Eoforheard.


According to Social Security Administration data, Everett is slowly gaining momentum, only recently breaking the top 100 in 2018. It has slowly been increasing in popularity since.

However, it is the 6th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Everett was at its peak popularity in May 2016.

Everett was popular nearly a century ago, and has only recently jumped back into the top 100. A popular name for cities, Everett is also the name of actors Everett McGill and Everett Sloane. George Clooney and Dermot Mulroney have played Everetts in movies. Author John Irving and singer Isaac Hanson have chosen the name Everett for their children.

Where is it Popular?

Everett was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Everett

  • Ev
  • Rhett

Pairs well with these middle names


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