What does Scarlett mean?
Scarlett /scar-lett/ [2 sylls.] 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.
How popular is Scarlett?
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)