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Emmitt hasn't been a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States since 1939, but it's making a comeback. Consider it a trendy “grandpa name” on the rise, though in modern times many people may associate it with one of the greatest football players of all time. Emmitt pairs well with classic and trendy middle names.

Meaning of the name Emmitt:

German: Universal, complete

Origin of the name Emmitt:

Emmit is actually a derivative of the name Emma, which is derived from the old Germanic name Ermintrude. It comes from the Germanic word for “universal” or “complete.” The name was most likely introduced to the English-speaking world via the Vikings.

Symbolism of the name Emmitt:

New parents may see Emmitt as a symbol that their family is complete with the birth of the new baby. Football fans or fans of the Dallas Cowboys may choose the name to symbolize or honor their favorite player. It can also be a way to honor a mother or grandmother named Emma.

Baby name Emmitt

Style of the name Emmitt:

Traditional

Gender of the name Emmitt:

Emmitt is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Emmitt:

EM-it

Number of syllables in the name Emmitt:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Emmitt:

The baby name Emmitt evokes images of someone who is courageous and a great leader.

Alternative spellings for the name Emmitt:

Nicknames for the name Emmitt:

  • Em
  • Mitt

Popularity of the name Emmitt:

According to the Social Security Administration, Emmitt was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States on and off up until 1939. It was most popular in 1906 when it ranked at number 687. It last ranked at number 945 in 1939.

Related names for the name Emmitt:

Great middle names for Emmitt and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Emmitt:

  • Emmitt Smith (football player)
  • Emmitt Peters (famous dog musher often called “Yukon Fox”)
  • Emmitt Thomas (football coach)
  • Emmitt Williams (basketball player)
  • Emmitt “Tyler” Perry (director, writer, and actor)

Emmitts in popular culture:

  • Emmitt Otterton (character in the movie “Zootopia”)
  • Emmitt Nervend (character in the TV show “Freakazoid”)