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What does Scarlett mean?

Scarlett /scar-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 has 3 variants: Scarlet, Scarletta and Scarlette.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Salett, Sallett, ..

(male) Scareno, Scarseth, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name history of Scarlett for girls. Scarlett was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #30 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the history of Scarlett and affiliated names. Scarlet (#390 via latest list) and Scarlette (#942) are the prominent variation forms of Scarlett (#30 via latest list). These relations of Scarlett were at the height of their popularity in 2014 (adoption of 0.6%). Scarlett has been the most recognizable form, although Scarlette appears to be getting popular too.

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Carleta, Carletta, Carlette, Charlet, Charlett, Charletta, Charlette, Charlott, Charolett, Earletta, Karletta, Marlette, Pearlette, Saletta, Salletta (see Sally), Sallette, Sarette, Sarolta, Searlait, Sharlee, Sharleen, Sharlena, Sharlene, Sharlet, Sharlett, Sharletta, Sharlette, Sharlot, Sharlott, Sharlotta, Sharlotte, Starlena, Starlene, Starletta and Starlette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Scarlett.