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Emmett meaning and name origin
Emmett \e-mme-tt\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Emmett), is pronounced EM-it. It is of English origin. Male variant of Ancient-German name Emma, meaning "universal". Also possibly from Old German "energetic, powerful", or Old English "an ant". Given by Irish and Irish-American families to celebrate early 19th century Irish patriot Robert Emmet, who tried to overthrow English rule in Ireland with French help. Today, actor M. Emmet Walsh features his unusual middle name rather than his first name, Michael. Famous clown Emmett Kelly; football player Emmitt Smith.
Emmett has 5 variant forms: Emmet, Emmit, Emmitt, Emmot and Emmott.
Baby names that sound like Emmett are Ahmet, Ahmed, Amed, Amyot, Amato, Amati, Amit and Umed.
Popularity of Emmett
Emmett is a very popular first name for men (#496 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#8836 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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