Emmett Name Meaning & Origin
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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Means 'truth' in Hebrew
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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.
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Emmett Cullen, teenage vampire in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series
Emmett, character in Legally Blonde, played by Luke Wilson
Emmett "Doc" Brown, character in the Back to the Future movie series
Emmett Otter, title character in the 1970s Muppet Christmas film, Emmett Otter's Jugband Christmas
Emmett, leading character on ABC Family's Switched at Birth, played by Sean Berdy
Emmet Brickowoski, protagonist in The Lego Movie, voiced by Chris Pratt
Emmett, character in UK sitcom Keeping Up Appearances