Quick Facts on Everett
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Wild boar; Brave and strong
Characteristics of Everett
Etymology & Historical Origin - Everett
Everett is the transferred use of an English surname originating from the ancient Germanic personal name Eberhard from the elements “eber” meaning ‘wild boar’ and “hard” meaning ‘brave, hardy’. The Olde English form of this personal name was Eoforheard, and after the Norman Conquest in the 11th century, the name would intermix with the French version and morphed into Everard. This was a name particularly popular among the Bretons (from Brittany, France) who would join William the Conqueror’s fight against the English and were duly rewarded with land grants. As a given name, Everett has been popular since the 19th century.
Popularity of the Name Everett
The name Everett has been on the American naming charts for boys since the U.S. government began tracking naming trends in 1880. In fact, it was back then that Everett was most successful. The name popped on and off the Top 100 list of most commonly used boy names between the 1880s and early 1920s. From that point on, Everett would begin a slow decent down the charts. The low-point of the name’s usage came in the mid-1990s when Everett was only moderately used. The name has shown a slight comeback now that we’ve entered the 21st century, but nothing monumental. The increased interest in this name is probably owed to the trend that uses surnames as forenames. Everett sounds very Anglo and sophisticated. It’s a strong name that’s not crazy popular so it has retained some uniqueness. Just for fun, you can always use Rhett (as in Butler) for a nickname – giving this English surname a stately southern sensibility.
Popularity of the Boy Name Everett
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Everett
Children of Famous People Named Everett
Famous People Who Named Their Son Everett - John Irving (author)
Everett - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Everett - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Everett.
Personality of the Boy Name Everett
The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive.
Variations of the Baby Name - Everett