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I always loved it since I heard it the first time in Back to the Future. Doc Brown's name is Emmett.
ms. c  8/31/2019
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Emmett is a very masculine name in my opinion. I absolutely adore it. Love it so much we have chosen this name for our son due in about two weeks!
― Anonymous User  6/24/2019
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As for Jay or Kay, Emmett seems to me a way to write the letter M (em, eme, emme).

I came across it for the first time in the Twilight saga so a person with this name is tall and muscular in my mind.

To me Emmett is perfect for a woodcutter, a ranger, a cowboy or even a soldier.

I also know that Emet (אמת) is 'truth' in Hebrew, the famous word to wake Golem.

All these links make it more stereotyped and only fictional to my ears.
Felie  12/7/2018
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In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Emmett who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 415th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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Handsome name... but it’s sad about the Emmett Till association, and that piece of CRAP Carolyn Bryant.
Curious me  9/18/2018
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Emmett Brown is the name of "the Doc" in the Back to the Future series. Cool namesake!
Zebralily99  8/7/2018
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The name Emmett is awesome. Powerful. Truthful. Traditional. Brilliant. Handsome. Intense. Spiritual. Everything you would want in a name and a person.
I might think of Emmett Till when I hear the name Emmett, but not the cruelty that was imposed upon him. Emmett Till was probably a really cool person and I would have liked him.
emmettT1  4/15/2018
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I happen to know a man named Emmett O'Hanlon, and he is a humble, nice, well-built, handsome Irish/American singer (Celtic Thunder + Oprah). I love the name, it rolls off of the tongue very easily, and is one of those kind of safe-haven feeling names. Almost like you can trust an Emmett. There is also another Emmet spelling used with another young man from Celtic Thunder, and the spelling is only different in missing that last 't' at the end.
KalinaLilly  11/19/2016
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No one has mentioned Emmet from the movie Roadhouse. That's where I first heard the name when I was younger.
CanLan_06  12/9/2015
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I have always loved the name, since I was a young girl. I always wanted to have a son named Emmet/Emmett! Took me until my 3rd son before I could convince my husband of the name ;) And we jacked the spelling, because we felt like it. So our 3rd son is named Emytt. I love it!
CanLan_06  12/9/2015
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Emmett Fitz-Hume from the 1985 movie "Spies Like Us".
― Anonymous User  11/29/2015
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In Ireland the name Emmett or Emmet became popular from the patriot Robert Emmet. He was a Protestant who died for Irish independence.
My understanding the meaning active or lively comes from the German surname. [noted -ed]
Emmettblake  10/29/2015
1
Don't forget about Emmett Clatk in Mayberry

http://mayberry.wikia.com/wiki/Emmett_Clark.
Emmettblake  10/29/2015
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I seem to recall reading somewhere that Emmet meant something like 'a small stream' in Irish usage.
In the Bible, it does indeed mean 'truth'.
Onam Emmet  4/5/2015
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Could the name Emmett have roots in Hebrew?
http://www.ldswomenofgod.com/truth-in-hebrew/
Piqueakh  9/26/2014
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It's a very preppy name. Makes me think of old American high schools in Autumn.

Also, it makes me think of Doc Brown from Back to the Future and Emmett from Twilight. It makes me wonder if a child would get teased for this name when they're a teen, but for any baby born nowadays, the Twilight reference won't be so bad in say, 15 years time. And not many teenagers would realize Doc's first name is Emmett.
sazzlesarah  9/11/2014
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Emmett is the main character in The LEGO Movie.
Skygray15  4/30/2014
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My 3 year old sons name! He is super strong and muscular (already has abs and was walking at 8 months!) and VERY smart! No baby gate could ever keep him in. He will see someone do something and after that he just does it. He has light brown hair with red and blond in it that has a curl at the ends. Large blue eyes, and a big smile with full lips. I love his name Emmett Cole. It sounds to me like the name of a super strong heroic guy kind of like Thor or Superman. That is why I picked that name.
Emmettsmomma2010  10/29/2013
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Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955) was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman.
ADT  8/29/2013
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I absolutely adore this name. My 4 year old is named Emmett, he's received quite a few compliments on it. To me, Emmett reflects old world charm and a strong sense of masculinity. I find it very hard to imagine an Emmett who isn't strong, both physically and mentally. I also think it has a rugged, 19th century feel like his big brother's name, August. I have a feeling this name will rise even more in popularity in the next few years, and my son would love to meet another little boy that shares his name!
Isabel Price  8/12/2013
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Emmet is a derogatory word for a tourist in Cornwall.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2013
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The variant "Emmet" is used for a character in the English localization of Pokemon Black and White. He and his brother Ingo are the head of the "battle subway".
Their names are used thematically as puns.
("Emmet" -> Emmit -> Outgoing ; "Ingo" -> In Go -> Incoming)
― Anonymous User  6/21/2012
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Even with the absolutely horrid Twilight-namesake, Emmett is a clean, professional name. I like it.
Dawson  9/26/2010
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There is something slightly redneck about this name, but in an excitingly sexy sort of way.
SandSea  3/23/2010
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This name is so sad to me because of the little boy Emmett Till. I had to read a poem about him in school. It was depressing.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2010
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I can't help but think of the Beverly Hillbillies because of this name. It's so redneck sounding.
slyboots  11/15/2009
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I can't believe no one has mentioned famous clown Emmett Kelly aka Weary Willie.
blackapple  6/21/2009
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Personally, Emmett is a little boys name. I can imagine a little boy with curly hair, but I can't think of a tall, muscular older Emmett.
Booksroc  4/4/2009
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Emmett Cullen (born Emmett McCarty) is Rosalie's husband, Carlisle and Esme's adopted son in the Twilight Saga and Edward, Alice, and Jasper's adoptive brother. Emmett is described as being tall, burly, extremely muscular, and, to most humans, the most intimidating of his adoptive siblings. He has slightly curly dark hair and dimpled cheeks.

Emmett was 20 and living in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in 1935 when he was mauled by a bear. The injuries from the attack were severe and he was found by Rosalie, who had been hunting in the area at the time. Rosalie, who was reminded of her friend's baby having the same curls, dimples, and innocent appearance, carried him over a hundred miles to Appalachia where Carlisle Cullen was, asking him to spare Emmett's life by turning him into a vampire. Emmett joined Carlisle's coven, but initially had trouble adjusting to the family's diet of animal blood. In Twilight, Emmett is at first wary of Bella, but eventually warms up to her. He often teases her for her clumsiness and constant blushing, and votes in favor of her becoming a vampire in New Moon.
Potterania  3/20/2009
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I always thought Emmett was pronounced like 'em-ET'. That's how I've always pronounced it, and I'll probably never get used to 'em-IT'!
indiecindy-  3/6/2009
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I love the name Emmett. If I have a son I'd like him to have this name except I would probably spell it like Emmitt.
― Anonymous User  1/22/2009
1
I always think of the old Jim Henson movies, like "Emmett Otter and the Jugband Christmas".
manapeppysan.com  11/24/2008
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Emmett Littleton Ashford was the first African American baseball umpire. =)
Cyneburga  10/16/2008
1
When I first started hearing this name, I wasn't too fond of it. However, I've heard it so much now that it's grown on me. And now I love it! I always think of a tall, dark, and muscular sort, probably because I always picture Emmett from "Twilight."
Kae Kae  7/16/2008
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Emmett Till was a black boy from Chicago, Illinois who was brutally beaten and murdered in 1955 for saying something to a white woman in Money, Mississippi.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2008
2
Emmett was Elle's boyfriend/husband in Legally Blonde. Personally. I love the name and hope to use it.
katherine24  6/28/2008
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I can't help but think of some kooky and clumsy old man when I hear or see this name.
slight night shiver  5/23/2008
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It sounds horrible. Just reminds me of "Hit-it". "Em-it" like em is a verb. Urgh.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2008
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Emmett makes me think of a really muscular guy who has no interest in education. Kind of like Emmett in Twilight.
Akito  3/19/2008
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Emmett Smith is a hall of fame caliber American football player (retired, Dallas Cowboys). Alternate spelling Emmitt.
Keeper76  8/14/2007
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Emmitt Smith spells his name Emmitt.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2007
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The name Emmett is a goofy name to me. Like someone who would be slow or dumb.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2007
1
I have heard this name used for a girl and it is spelt Emmot but I prefer it for a boy with the original spelling.
― Anonymous User  4/18/2007
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Nice alternative to the overused Emma.
earthnut  1/17/2007
1
In the delightfully hilarious BBC comedy "Keeping Up Appearances" (starring Patricia Routledge), Emmett is the name of the neighbor of the main character, Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced like 'Bouquet'), an annoying upper-class wannabe who is a bit of a know-it-all and a prick. Emmett can't stand Hyacinth, but she is totally convinced that he has somewhat of a crush on her. "I do fluster him so", she claims.
Pheadirean  1/5/2007
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Name of one of the vampires in Stephenie Meyer's book Twilight.
sarah11  8/9/2006
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In the Back to the Future trilogy, Doc (Christopher Lloyd) is called Dr. Emmett Brown.
Elphi  1/25/2006
1
I have always been told that EMMETT means "Industrious" or more directly “like an ant” or “look to the ant”.
emmettobrian  1/12/2006
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Means "truth" in Hebrew.
elathier  10/27/2005

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