What does Scarlett mean?
Scarlett \s-carle-tt, sc(ar)-lett\ as a girls' name is pronounced SCAR-let. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Scarlett is "red". Brought into use as a given name due to Margaret Mitchell's heroine Scarlett O'Hara in the novel "Gone With the Wind". The middle name of one of Mick Jagger's children with Jerry Hall.
Scarlett is a very popular first name for women (#1496 out of 4276, Top 35%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#7457 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Scarlett for girls. Scarlett was first listed in 1992 and reached its top rank of #30 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Scarlett and affiliated names. Scarlet (#390 a year ago) and Scarlette (#942) are the prominent variation forms of Scarlett (#30 a year ago). These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 2013 (usage of 0.5693%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.546%, down 4.1%). Scarlet (#390) and Scarlett (#30) are two of the more fashionable birth names here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)