The name Scarlett is a girl's name of English origin meaning "scarlet, red". Scarlett is ranked #20 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Elimination CAF".
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Scarlett Johansson is doing more for this seductively southern name than Scarlett O'Hara ever did. Since the turn of the 21st century, Scarlett has gone from an obscure literary name to one of the most popular girls' names starting with S, right after longtime favorites Sophia and Sofia. Sylvester Stallone's third 'S' daughter, following Sophia and Sistine, is Scarlet (one 't', as in the color) and The White Stripes' Jack White and Karen Elson also have a Scarlett, as do Molly Sims and Rob Schneider. The Mick Jaggers were ahead of the curve when they chose Scarlett for the middle name of their daughter Elizabeth in 1984.
In the Margaret Mitchell novel, Scarlett was the main character's grandmother's maiden name -- she was actually named Katie O'Hara. The name entered the Top 1000 in 1940, a year after the movie of Gone With the Wind was released. Scarlett has continued its winning streak, and is now firmly in the Top 20.
One of the leading characters on TV's Nashville is named Scarlett O'Connor.
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