Meaning of the Irish name Emmet. Listen and learn how to pronounce Emmet so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.
MEANING: The name is given to boys as a mark of respect to the great Irish orator and patriot Robert Emmet who was a leader of the unsuccessful 1798 rebellion against the British. He was captured on August 25, 1803 and tried for high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered. When asked if he had any thing to say in response to this sentence Emmet gave what is considered to be one of the most moving speeches of the period: “”…When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written. I have done.”"
GENDER: Boy | Male
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Emmet and read along with the meaning)
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