Scarlett - girls name

Scarlett name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Scarlett name meaning:

The name Scarlett is of English origin and is derived from the Old French word "scarlat," which means a rich, bright red color. The name became popularized in the English-speaking world due to the character Scarlett O'Hara, the strong and determined protagonist of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone with the Wind." In the novel, Scarlett O'Hara is depicted as a bold and passionate woman who is willing to go to great lengths to secure her survival and success. As a result, the name Scarlett has come to be associated with qualities such as strength, resilience, and determination.

Choosing the name Scarlett for a girl often reflects a desire to convey these characteristics. It can be seen as a bold and confident name choice that signifies a strong-willed and independent personality. The name also has a touch of elegance and sophistication due to its association with the vibrant red color. Overall, the name Scarlett carries a sense of power, passion, and determination, making it an appealing choice for parents who want to bestow these qualities upon their daughter.

Origin: English


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Overall UK ranking: 62 out of 5581

858 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (61)
  • Wales (66)
  • Scotland (90)

Historical popularity of Scarlett

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