The name Emmett is of English origin and means "Entire." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Emmett is a common British surname, which also is a fairly common first name. The popularity of the name Emmett has increased with the publishing of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight book series and subsequent movies, in which there was a character named Emmett Cullen. Nicknames for the name Emmett include Em and Mett. Famous people with the name Emmett include the infamous criminal Emmet Dalton. Emmett Till was a victim of a hate crime lynching that helped lead up to the American Civil Rights Movement. Emmett Kelly was an American clown during the Great Depression. Fictional characters include Dr. Emmett ("Doc") Brown from the Back to the Future movie series, and Emmett Honeycutt from Queer as Folk.