Meaning and Name Origin
Emmitt \e-mmi-tt\ as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the name Emmitt means "entire, universal". Emmitt is a variation of Emmet (Old German): transferred use of the surname, itself derived from a diminutive of the medieval female given name Emma. A common birth name.
Emmitt is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1056 out of 1220, Top 87%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#30469 out of 88799, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Emmitt for boys. Emmitt reached its apex position of #538 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is at #607 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Emmitt and associated names. Prominent varying forms of Emmitt (#607 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Emmet (#959 last year), Emmett (#156) and Emmit. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1880-1889 and is now much lower, with the form Emmet becoming less in vogue. Emmett (#156) and Emmitt (#607) are two of the more chic baby names here, with both names enjoying a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)