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Gender: Female Meaning of Scarlett: "scarlet, red" Origin of Scarlett: English Scarlett's Popularity in 2017: #18

The name Scarlett is a girl's name of English origin meaning "scarlet, red". Scarlett is ranked #18 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Scarlett

Scarlett Ingrid Johansson, American actress
Scarlett Noel Pomers, American actress
Scarlett Thomas, English novelist
Scarlett Werner, German tennis player
Scarlett Bordeaux, ring name of Elizabeth Chihaia, American pro wrestler
Scarlett Hannah Byrne, British actress
Scarlett Estevez, American child model & actress
Scarlett Rae Mercer (b. 1997), daughter of actor Ian Mercer
Scarlett Murray (b. 1999), daughter of comedian Al Murray
Scarlett Teresa White (b. 2006), daughter of musician Jack White and model Karen Elson
Scarlett Annette Turrentine (b. 2007), daughter of actress Reagan Gomez-Preston and model DeWayne Turrentine
Scarlett Allen (b. 2008), daughter of TV chef Rachel Allen and Isaac Allen
Scarlett Rose Pinder (b. 2008), daughter of actors Stephanie Chambers and Steven Pinder
Scarlett Jacqueline Thomas (b. 2008), daughter of actors Tina O'Brien and Ryan Thomas
Scarlett Lyric Cheney (b. 2008), daughter of singer Chris Cheney
Scarlett Marie Boardman (b. 2010), daughter of actors Lee Boardman and Jennifer Jones
Scarlett Avery Bigelow (b. 2012), daughter of actress Elisa Donovan and Charlie Bigelow
Scarlett King (b. 2012), daughter of musicians Darren King and Stacey DuPree
Scarlett Rose Coyne (b. 2013), daughter of model Tiffany Coyne
Scarlett Elizabeth Gardner (b. 2014), one of the four Gardner quadruplets
Scarlett Ruth Dokke (b. 2015), daughter of singer Mallary Hope and Ryan Dokke
Scarlett May Stuber (b. 2015), daughter of model Molly Sims and Scott Stuber
Scarlett Elizabeth Navarro (b. 2016), daughter of Nicole Fokos and Kenny Navarro of "16 and Pregnant"
Samantha Scarlett Knight, sister of actor Sterling Knight
Elizabeth Scarlett "Lizzy" Jagger (b. 1984), daughter of singer Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
Miranda Scarlett Schneider (b. 2012), daughter of actor Rob Schneider
Belle Scarlett Holtby (b. 2014), daughter of ice hockey player Braden Holtby

Pop Culture References for the name Scarlett

(Katie) Scarlett O'Hara, main character in Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind"
Scarlett Mary Nicholls, character on British soap "Emmerdale"
Scarlett Thomas, character in "Someone Like You" by Sarah Dessen
Scarlett O'Connor, character on TV's "Nashville"
Scarlett Lowe, character in "American Horror Story: Hotel"
Scarlett Northon, main character in "Four Truths and a Lie" by Lauren Barnholdt
Scarlett Adams, character in the Power of Five series by Anthony Horowitz
Scarlett Carlyle, character on Australian TV's "SLiDE"
Scarlett, character in the G.I. Joe series
Scarlett, heroic American mother cat
Scarlett Dunn, character on Backstage
Scarlett Witch, Marvel avenger
Scarlett Dragomir, main character in Stephanie Garber's Caraval Series

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