Emmett: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Emmett

Emmett

Pronunciation: EH-mit (key)

Origin of the name Emmett:

Transferred use of the surname originating as a pet form of the feminine Emma. Emma is derived from the Germanic Erma, a short form of any of the various female names beginning with the element Erm-.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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My son's name is Emmett Mitchell, which when he was born was never a problem, but now he sometimes gets made fun of for it. After Twilight got really big, kids from school would call him a vampire and stuff. My husband and I still love the name, and so does our son, but it has turned out to be problematic lately:/

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Emy
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Mitty

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Famous real-life people named Emmett: | Edit

Emmitt Smith - professional NFL player, Dallas Cowboys
Emmett Till, African-American youth whose brutal lynching was one of the key events leading up to the American Civil Rights Movement.

Emmett in song, story & screen: | Edit

Emmett Cullen - Twilight, and the Twilight Saga books
Emmett - Legally Blonde, played by Luke Wilson
"Doc" Emmett Brown - Back to the Future
Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas - Title character in 1970s Muppet Christmas film
Emmett - leading character on ABC Family's "Switched at Birth," played by Sean Berdy
Emmet- lead character in the LEGO movie

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