Meaning and Name Origin
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 (#6951 out of 88799, Top 8%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Scarlett and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Scarlett (#30 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Scarlet (#390 a year ago) and Scarlette (#942). These girl names were at the height of their popularity in the year 2013 and are almost as popular today. Scarlet (#390) and Scarlett (#30) are two of the more fashionable birth names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)