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, however.

Meaning of the name Scarlet:

English: red, red cloth

Origin of the name Scarlet:

The baby name Scarlet is a more modern version of the original Scarlett. Scarlett originated in England as a surname for families who sold fabric that was red or for families who sold a specific type of cloth actually called scarlet. The name 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 that is the same. The name of the cloth, however, is the English form of the Persian word saghrelat.

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

Nicknames for the name Scarlet:

  • Red
  • Ska
  • Scar
  • Lottie
  • Lotty
  • Carla
  • Etta
  • Ettie
  • Scout

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.

Related names for the name Scarlet:

  • 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)

Scarlets in popular culture:

  • 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”)