Emmett - boys name

Emmett name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 86%

Emmett name meaning:

The name Emmett is of English origin and has several possible meanings. One interpretation is that it derives from the Old English word "emmet," meaning "ant." It could be a nickname given to someone who was hardworking or diligent, much like an ant. Another meaning is associated with the Irish name Eimhin, which means "swift." This suggests that Emmett could also imply someone who is quick or agile.

Emmett gained popularity as a first name in the early 20th century and has since become a well-loved choice for boys. It has a strong and masculine sound, while still having a soft and approachable feel. The name is often associated with traits such as determination, resilience, and adaptability. Overall, Emmett carries a sense of strength and efficiency, reflecting a person who is diligent, swift, and capable of overcoming challenges.

Origin: English

Hard working.


Unisex names

Related names

Emmett , Emmet , Emmot, Emmott

Other boys names beginning with E


Overall UK ranking: 650 out of 4789

56 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (605)

Historical popularity of Emmett

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