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Scarlett is an English name that means “dark red.” The two best known Scarletts are actress Scarlett Johansson and Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara.

Meaning and Origin of the name Scarlett:

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

Scarlett is a baby girl’s name that is derived from an English surname that was used for families who sold a type of luxury wool cloth called scarlet. The word scarlet may have come from the Persian word saghrelat and the Arabic word siklāt, which is the name used for the luxury silks dyed with an expensive red dye. Scarlett is often given to girl's with red hair.

Symbolism of the name Scarlett:

Scarlet is a vibrant dark red color that has been associated with wealth and nobility since the Medieval period due to the type of expensive woolen cloth of the same name.

Nicknames for the name Scarlett:

Scarlett is an elegant name that can be shortened in a variety of ways to create fun and adorable nicknames. We compiled the list below of nicknames for the baby name Scarlett to help you find the best nickname for your baby girl. Have fun choosing a nickname, and you may find inspiration to create your own nickname.

Style of the name Scarlett:


Gender of the name Scarlett:

Scarlett is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Scarlett:


Number of syllables in the name Scarlett:


Emotion evoked from the name Scarlett:

Scarlett evokes feelings of grace and refinement.

Alternative spellings for the name Scarlett:

  • Scarlet 
  • Scarlette
  • Scarllet
  • Scarllett
  • Scarllette

Popularity of the name Scarlett:

According to the Social Security Administration, Scarlett has been a popular girl’s baby name since the early 1990’s. It has been in the top 100 since 2011.

Great middle names for the name Scarlett and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Scarlett:

  • Scarlett O’Hara (literature/film, “Gone with the Window” by Margaret Mitchell)
  • Scarlett Nicholls (television, “Emmerdale”)
  • Scarlett O'Connor (television, “Nashville”)
  • Scarlett Lowe (television, “American Horror Story: Hotel”)
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