What does Emmett mean?
Emmett /em-mett/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Emmett) is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Emmett is "entire, universal". Emmett is an alternate spelling of Emmet (Old German): transferred use of the surname. Compare last name Emett.
How popular is Emmett?
Emmett is a very prominent first name for males (#496 out of 1220, Top 41%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#8636 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Emmett for boys. Emmett reached its top position of #140 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, and is currently at #156. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Emmitt (#607 last year), Emmet (#959) and Emmit are the popular variation forms of Emmett (#156 last year) appearing in the Top 1000. Variants like Emmot are seldom used. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5188%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.3195%, ▼38.4%), with the form Emmet becoming less fashionable. Emmitt (#607) and Emmett (#156) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here, and there is a revival in baby name popularity for Emmett and Emmitt. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Emmett and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)