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Origin and Meaning of Emit

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  • A submission from New York, United States says the name Emit means "Lord Celebrated" and is of Hebrew origin.

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb E*mit"
  1. To send forth; to throw or give out; to cause to issue; to give vent to; to eject; to discharge; as, fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the sun emits light. "Lest, wrathful, the far-shooting god emit His fatal arrows." [Prior.]
  2. To issue forth, as an order or decree; to print and send into circulation, as notes or bills of credit."No State shall . . . emit bills of credit." [Const. of the U. S.]

Etymology: L. emittere to send out; e out + mittere to send. See Mission

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Expel (gases or odors)
  2. Express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  3. Give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc. ("The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

From Latin emitto.

emit was also found in the following language(s): Finnish and Latin

Notable Persons Named Emit

Emit was born in Hartford, Connecticut.


Emit Snake-Beings is a in the fields of film, underground film, photography, and sculpture. Emit was born on December 13th, 1967 in Islington. Emit is also known as Karnak and Brian.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Emit

Emit was born in Hartford, Connecticut.


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Common last names for Emit

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Fun Facts about the name Emit

  • How Popular is the name Emit? Emit is the 20,327th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Emit have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 342 babies born with the first name Emit in the United States. That's more than enough people named Emit to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Emit? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Emit first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Emit is Saturday, January 1st, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Emit born? The highest recorded use of the first name Emit was in 1922 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Emit: Your name in reverse order is Time. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Temi. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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