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Scarlett is a name of English origins. The meaning of Scarlett is red. Common spelling variations include Scarlet and Scarlette.
Scarlett is a popular name and was girl name #42 in 2013 per the Social Security Administration. In addition, the variation Scarlet was #370 and Scarlette was #874. When combined with the spelling variation Scarlet, Scarlett was #9 among BabyNames.com user lists in 2014. The BabyNames.com user lists predicts popularity about 3-5 years ahead.
Famous actress Scarlett Johnsson may be a reason for the popularity boom of this name. In the 1930?s, another Scarlett likely affected naming trends: Scarlett O?Hara from Gone With the Wind. There is also a character named Scarlettt O?Connor on the American t.v. show, Nashville.
The alternative spelling Scarlet tends to be associated with sur names such as the character Miss Scarlet in the game of Clue and Will Scarlet from Robin Hood. It is also in the name of two very famous books: The Scarlet Letter and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
BabyNames.com users who like the name Scarlett tend to also like trendy names with a Latin flare.