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Gender: female
Pronunciation: SCAR-let, SKAHR-let
Meaning: red, bright red
Related Names: Scarlet, Scarletta, Scarlette, Skarlet, Skarlett, Skarletta, Skarlette

Length: 8 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 466


Name: scarlett Origin: French,, Meaning (no case): red, bright red



The name Scarlett originates from the Old French meaning “red” or “bright red.” The name was used as a surname to signify people whose occupation it was to work with or sell clothes made of the cloth scarlet.


According to the 1990 United States Census [1], Scarlett ranked as the 1,496th most popular female first name and the 6,951st most popular last name. In the United States, the name Scarlett did not consistently rank in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names until the 1990s.

According to the Social Security Administration [1], in the 21st century, the name ranked in the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names every year from 2000 (941st) through 2006 (297th), while increasing drastically in popularity.

United States Popularity of the girl's name Scarlett in the 21st Century:

  • Year: 2006 Rank:297th
  • Year: 2005 Rank:422nd
  • Year: 2004 Rank:527th
  • Year: 2003 Rank:761st
  • Year: 2002 Rank:806th
  • Year: 2001 Rank:939th
  • Year: 2000 Rank:941st

Additionally, in the United States, the popularity of the variant form Scarlet ranked as the 843rd most popular girls' names in 2006, breaking into the Top 1,000 most popular girls' names for the first time.


  • “Scarlet” is a first name given to a baby of celebrity Sylvester Stallone and a middle name given to babies of Nick Faldo and Mick Jagger. [1]


  • “Scarlett O'Hara,” whose full name is Katie Scarlett O'Hara Hamilton Kennedy Butler, is the heroine of the novel, and later film adaptation, Gone With the Wind written by Margaret Mitchell in 1936. [1]
  • The Scarlet Letter is a 19th century romantic novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. [1]
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel is an early 20th century play by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. [1]
  • “Scarlet Begonias” is the title of a song by the jam band the “Grateful Dead” from the 1974 album “Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel.” [1]


  • Scarlett Johanssen – Film and television actress who was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy” for her work in Lost in Translation in 2003, for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama” for her performance in Girl with a Pearl Earring in 2003, for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama” for her work in A Love Song for Bobby Long in 2004 and for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture” for her performance in Match Point in 2005. [1]
  • Julia Elizabeth Scarlett Louis-Dreyfus – Film and television actress who is best known for portraying Elaine Benes in the television comedy Seinfeld, for which she won a primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” in 1996. She currently stars as Christine Campbell in the television comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine, for which she won a primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series” in 2006. [1]



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Author: Rich Kachold

Facts about ScarlettRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 8  +
Meaning red, bright red  +
Meaningnc red, bright red  +
Name scarlett  +
Origin French  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation SCAR-let, SKAHR-let  +
Rank in 2000s 466  +
Related Scarlet  +, Scarletta  +, Scarlette  +, Skarlet  +, Skarlett  +, Skarletta  +, and Skarlette  +
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