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Though not as popular as the original spelling, Scarlett, Scarlet is quickly ascending the ranks. It has been on the top 1,000 list for girls since 2006 and is already a top 500 name. It is a beautiful name that still feels regal and tasteful.

Meaning and Origin of the name Scarlet:

Scarlet is a beautiful name for girls that means “red” or “red cloth.”

The name Scarlet is a more modern version of the name Scarlett. Scarlett originated in England as a surname for families who sold a fabric called scarlet, which was a luxury wool cloth. The word scarlet is thought to come from the Old French word escarlate, which is an expensive cloth. This Old French word may have come from the Persian word saghrelat Arabic word siklāt, which is a word for luxury silks dyed with expensive red dye called kermes that was made from insects in the genus Kermes. The name Scarlet eventually became popular as a first name for its pure beauty.

Symbolism of the name Scarlet:

The baby name Scarlet comes from the name of the cloth of the same name. The dark red of the cloth and the luxuriousness of the cloth have been associated with wealth and nobility for centuries.

Nicknames for the name Scarlet:

This gorgeous name can be shortened in several different ways to give you fun and cute nicknames. Check out the list below of nicknames we have compiled. You'll discover a variety of options for nicknames. You just might find the perfect nickname for your baby girl.

  • Red
  • Ska
  • Scar
  • Lottie
  • Lotty
  • Carla
  • Etta
  • Ettie
  • Scout
  • Lette
  • Cari
Baby name Scarlet

Style of the name Scarlet:

Modern form of the traditional Scarlett

Gender of the name Scarlet:

Scarlet is a beautiful girl name.

Pronunciation of the name Scarlet:


Number of syllables in the name Scarlet:


Emotion evoked from the name Scarlet:

The baby name Scarlet feels regal, classy, and noble. It is very formal and refined.

Alternative spellings for the name Scarlet:

  • Scarlett
  • Scarlette
  • Scarllet
  • Scarllett
  • Scarllette

Popularity of the name Scarlet:

The baby name Scarlet has been a top 1,000 name for girls since 2006 at number 846. The name was a top 400 option from 2014 to 2017, and again in 2019. In the year 2020, it became a top 500 name at rank 446 overall. The original spelling, Scarlett, is a top 25 name at number 21 for girls.

  • Sapphire
  • Phoenix
  • Ginger
  • Raven
  • Emerald
  • Jade

Great middle names for Scarlet and their meanings:

  • Amelia (work)
  • Esme (to love)
  • Isla (island)
  • Bethany (house of figs)
  • Evangeline (gospel, good news)
  • Jane (Jehovah has been gracious)
  • Katherine (pure)
  • Louise (famous warrior)
  • Taylor (tailor)

Famous people with the name Scarlet:

  • Scarlet Gruber (actress from Venezuela)
  • Scarlet Page (daughter of Jimmy Page)
  • Scarlet Sawa (daughter of Devon Sawa)
  • Scarlet Stallone (daughter of Sylvester Stallone)
  • Miss Scarlet (character in “Clue” board game)
  • Scarlet Benoit (character from “Lunar Chronicles”)
  • Scarlet Witch (character from Marvel comics)
  • Scarlet Overkill (character from “Minions”)
  • Scarlet (character from “Scorched”)
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