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Quick Facts on Emmett

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • African-American, English, German
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 173
Simple meaning:
Whole, universal, complete

Characteristics of Emmett

  • The Master Builder
  • Leader
  • Large Undertakings
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Organization

Etymology & Historical Origin - Emmett

Emmett originated as a metronymic surname from the diminutive form of the female given name Emma. We arrived at the name Emma after a lengthy evolution through time, beginning with medieval versions of ancient Germanic names such as Ermintrude and Irmengarde. These names were later shorted to Irma, Irmen or Ermen; which is the German word for “universal, entire, whole”. The name later evolved to the feminine form of Hemma and was first introduce to Britain by Viking conquerors that came to England via northern France (Normandy). In the 11th century, Hemma, daughter of Richard Duke of Normandy, would marry the King of England (Ӕthelred the Unready) and further popularize the name among the English. The first recorded spelling of the surname showed up in the 14th century as Emmot. As a given name, Emmett has been around for well over a hundred years.

Popularity of the Name Emmett

The name Emmett has maintained a spot on the U.S. popularity charts since the U.S. government began tracking naming trends in 1880. Back then, the name was a Top 200 favorite. However, as the 20th century progressed, the name began to wane in usage. Emmett saw the low-point of his popularity by the 1980s when he almost fell off the list and into obscurity forever. Probably thanks to the Dallas Cowboy’s football star Emmitt Smith, the name started to show signs of recovery in the mid to late 1990s. Today the name hasn’t quite rebounded to the levels of its success it enjoyed at the turn of the last century, but it is making a mark again. Emmett is a great name with a lot going for it. It’s been around since at least the 19th century which gives it an old-school, gentlemanlike quality. And yet at the same time it’s refreshingly modern, masculine and strong. With its ‘universal’ meaning, we’re not surprised that Emmett covers so many bases and appeals to us in so many ways. Thanks to Emmitt Smith, we also can’t help thinking of an athlete of heroic proportions.
Popularity of the Boy Name Emmett
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Emmett

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Emmett

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Emmett

    Emmett We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Emmett.

  • Popular Songs on Emmett

    Popular Songs on Emmett

    Emmett - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Emmett.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Emmett

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Emmett

    A Year with Molly and Emmett (Marylin Hafner) - These stars from Ladybug magazine cavort through the calendar year. "In a playful, comic-strip-like style, Hafner shows the tender and fun ups and downs of a pet and owner devoted to each other," said Publishers Weekly. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Emmett's Dream (Marylin Hafner) - Poor Emmett doesn't know any of his family history. But rather than mope, the resourceful cat dreams up some famous cats he's related to in history--and has delightful adventures of his own. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Emmett's Pig (Mary Stolz) - Emmett really wanted a pig -- not a stuffed pig, or a glass pig, or a picture of a pig. He wanted a real pig. His parents explained that a boy couldn't keep a pig in a city apartment. But as Emmett's birthday drew near, he felt maybe he would get the pig of his dreams. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Emmett's Snowball (Ned Miller) - A boy and his dog create a record-setting-sized snowball that makes them celebrities in their town. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Victoria and Emmett the Elephant (Darleen Sergent) - This is a story about a little girl who named a baby elephant. Victoria and Emmett the Elephant become good friends. She would tell Emmett about her world outside the zoo and Emmett wanted to visit that world. One day Victoria had a red balloon with her which got away and floated high into the air. This gave them both the idea to wish Emmett could be just like that balloon and fly high in the air, that way he could see everything! Suddenly! Their wish comes true! But, time goes by and leaves them wishing they could undo their wish. Has this ever happened to you? I think you will enjoy their adventure. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Emmett

    Famous People Named Emmett

    Famous People Named Emmett - Emmett Till (African-American youth whose brutal lynching had a major influence on the American Civil Rights Movement); Emmitt Smith (football player); Emmitt Peters (American hunter, trapper, and dog musher); Emmitt Thomas (football coach); Emmett Miller (country musician); Emmett Seery (baseball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Emmett

    Children of Famous People Named Emmett

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Emmett - Sarah Jane Morris (actress)

Personality of the Boy Name Emmett

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Variations of the Baby Name - Emmett

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