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What does Scarlett mean?

Scarlett Pronunciation of Scarlett 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH red, heroine, novel (literary)


VARIANTS Scarlet, Scarletta, Scarlette



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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)

Scarlett was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #18 in the U.S. in the year 2017, and is currently at #20. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Scarlet (#405 VIA LATEST LIST) and Scarlette (#828) are the prominent variation forms of Scarlett (#20). These relations of Scarlett were at the height of their popularity 2 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.5%) and have remained as popular to this day (ADOPTION 0.5%, 3.9% LESS). Scarlett has been the most recognizable form, although Scarlet 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 sound-alike names are Carleta, Carletta, Carlette, Charlet, Charlett, Charletta, Charlette, Charlott, Charolett, Earletta, Earlette, 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.

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