Emmit may not be the most common spelling of this name, but that doesn't mean it is without merit. After all, it retains the common pronunciation of the name while still standing out as novel. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Emmit:

Old German: Entire, universal

Origin of the name Emmit:

Emmit is a name of Old German origin that roughly translates to “entire” or “universal”.

Symbolism of the name Emmit:

Emmit tends to both symbolize a certain kind of adherence to tradition as well as a family's view of a child as containing all of their hopes.

Style of the name Emmit:


Gender of the name Emmit:

Emmit is almost exclusively given as a name to male children.

Pronunciation of the name Emmit:


Number of syllables in the name Emmit:


Emotion evoked from the name Emmit:

Emmit tends to evoke very positive emotions among those who hear the name, as well as emotions related to general respect.

Alternative spellings for the name Emmit:

Nicknames for the name Emmit:

  • Em
  • Ems
  • Mitt

Popularity of the name Emmit:

According to the Social Security Administration, Emmit last ranked on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States in 1939 as the 945th most popular name for baby boys. The name peaked in popularity in 1909 as the 692nd most popular baby boy name.

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Famous people with the name Emmit:

  • Emmit McHenry (American CEO)

Emmits in popular culture:

  • Emmit Stussy (character from the TV show Fargo)