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What does Scarlet mean?

Scarlet Pronunciation of Scarlet [scar-let] as a girls' name is an Old French name, and Scarlet means "red". Scarlet is a version of Scarlett (Old French). See also Careen.

Associated with: red.


Scarlet has 1 variant: Scarlette.

1 more related form via Scarlett: Scarletta.

Creative forms:
(female) Salet, Scarla, ..

(male) Scarley, Scarven, ..

Middle name pairings:
Scarlet Leighton (S.L.), ..

How popular is Scarlet?

Scarlet is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2671 out of 4276, Top 62%) and also a somewhat popular surname for all people (#79958 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Scarlet entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #371 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #376 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scarlet name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Scarlet outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Scarlet (#376 from recent data) are Scarlett (#22 from recent data) and Scarlette (#779). These relations of Scarlet were popular as baby names presently (median #392). Scarlett, Scarlet and Scarlette are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Scarlet, Scarlett, Scarlette in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Scarlett outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arlet, Charlet, Garnet, Marget, Mariet, Sable, Sallee, Salley, Saralee, Sareen, Sarie, Sarrey, Schyler, Searlait, Shaelee, Shalee, Sharae, Sharde, Shardei, Sharee, Shareen, Sharel, Sharen, Sharie, Sharla, Sharlan, Sharlee, Sharleen, Sharlena, Sharlene, Sharlet, Sharlett, Sharletta, Sharlette, Sharlie, Sharlot, Sharlott, Sharly, Sharlyn, Sharren, Shaylee, Sherlee, Shirlea, Shirlee, Shirley, Shurlee, Starla, Starlena, Starlene, Starletta, Starlette and Starlyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Scarlet.

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