The name Everett is a boy's name of German, English origin meaning "brave as a wild boar". Everett is a statesmanlike, wintry New England name whose recent leap in popularity can be credited to its similarity to trendy girls’ names such as Eva and Ava. Its high point was about a century ago, when Everett was a Top 100 name. Everett Hills is a character in Eugene O'Neill's drama Mourning Becomes Electra. George Clooney and Dermot Mulroney have both played Everetts in recent films; author John Irving named his youngest son Everett, and singer Isaac Hanson has an Everett as well.