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Emmett

Emmett comes from an English surname which may have been a diminutive of female given name Emma meaning “whole” or “universal” from germanic element ermen. It may have been used as a matrynomic name denoting someone who was the son of a woman named Emma. I’ve also seen it listed as possibly being derived from a place name, Emmott, which may mean “junction of streams” from Old English eagemot.

Origin: German, Old English

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Variants:

  • Emmet (English)
  • Emett (English)

 

Female forms:

  • Emmot (English)

 

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