Road sign pointing to Twatt
|Island Group||Shetland Islands|
|Elevation||124 ft (38 m)|
The settlement name originates from the Old Norse þveit, meaning 'small parcel of land'.
The name Twatt is similar to the common English expletive "Twat," (a vulgar word for vulva and, by extension, an insulting term meaning a weak or contemptuous individual). For this reason, Twatt remains a source of amusement to people from outside the parish. Its name featured at no. 4 of the most vulgar sounding names in Rude Britain, along with its Orkney namesake.