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Girl Name: Scarlett

Name: Scarlett
Pronunciation: \s-carle-tt, sc(ar)-lett\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: red
Origin: French
Variant forms: Scarlet, Scarletta, Scarlette
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1496
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 6951


Scarlett \s-carle-tt, sc(ar)-lett\ as a girl's name is pronounced SCAR-let. It is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Scarlett is "red". Brought into use as a given name due to Margaret Mitchell's heroine Scarlett O'Hara in the novel "Gone With the Wind". The middle name of one of Mick Jagger's children with Jerry Hall.

Scarlett has 3 variant forms: Scarlet, Scarletta and Scarlette.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Scarlett.


Scarlett is a very popular first name for women (#1496 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#6951 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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