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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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.
Emmett Andrew Brower (b. 2010), son of American actress Sarah Jane Morris and American drummer/vocalist, model, and actor Ned Brower
Emmett Emmanuel Hesketh (b. 2011), son of American actress Spencer Grammer
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Emmett Cullen, 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