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

Meaning of the name Scarlett:

English: tailor who works with scarlet, dark red

Origin of the name Scarlett:

Scarlett is a baby girl’s name that is derived from an English surname that means “tailor who works with scarlet”. Scarlet is a type of cloth and likely comes from the Persian word “saghrelat”. Scarlet is also a shade of dark red.

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.

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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

Nicknames for the name Scarlett:

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.

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Great middle names for the name Scarlett and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Scarlett:

Scarlett in popular culture:

  • 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”)