Everett Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Everett:
Transferred use of the English surname meaning "Everett's son." Everett is an old variant of Evered, a name derived from the Old English Eoforheard (brave as a wild boar), which is a com-pounding of the elements eofor (a wild boar) and heard (strong, brave, hearty). Var: Everett, Everist, Everitt, Everritt.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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I love my son's name. But, amazingly, people will insist on adding an extra 'e' at the end so it spells Everette, which adds a distinctly feminine slant. I spend time wondering how to politely correct family members.
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Our 3 year old is named Everett. We get a lot of, "that is my grandad's (or great uncle's) name. His name has brought up good memories for people.
As uncommon as this name is, he coincedentally has a little girl named Ever in his preschool class.
I also have a 3 yr old named Everett and we get a lot of "Boy I haven't heard that name in a long time". People love his name and always compliment him on it! He also is very strong and brave (and mischievious, I might add), which supports the name's meaning. :-) My oldest is very insightful which is the meaning of his name, so I do believe in meanings!
My sons middle name :) it goes really nicely as a middle name with most first names
A lot of people hear the name as "Evan"
Our 18 month old is named Everett. It is an old name, but well-loved. Sometimes people have a bit of a hard time being sure how to pronounce it. I was not 100% sure it was right when he was born, but have grown to love it. I also like that it is somewhat rare still without being so unusual that people have never heard it before. His middle name is Ambrose and both were popular in roughly the 1920s so Great-Grandparents we meet love it.
- Nicknames for Everett: | Edit
Ev, Ever, Evy, Rett, Rhett
My son was born upwards of 10 lbs, earning him the monicker 'Mount Everett' cute!
- Meanings and history of the name Everett: | Edit
Form of Everard
Strong as a wild boar (English, Germanic)
- Famous real-life people named Everett: | Edit
Everett McGill, American actor
C. Everett Koop, 13th Surgeon General of the United States
Thomas Everett Scott, American actor
Darren Everett Criss - American television and Broadway actor and singer/songwriter, best know for playing Blaine Anderson on Glee
- Everett in song, story & screen: | Edit
George Clooney's character in "O, Brother Where Art Thou" is Everett.
Dermot Mulroney plays Everett Stone in "The Family Stone" with Diane Keaton.
Everett Chance is a strong, loving, and wayward character in David James Duncan's epic book The Brothers K.
Everett Hitch is a strong, thoughtful, honorable gunslinger and sometimes deputy marshal in the Robert B. Parker series Appaloosa.
Everett Backstrom, main character in the new TV series "Backstrom". It is said that as a child he was called "Neverett" because he was very pessimistic.