The meaning of the name Scarlet is Red. The origin of the name Scarlet is English. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
The name/word scarlett is most associated with the deep red color. Common spelling variations include Scarlet and Scarlette.
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 the novel and movie Gone With the Wind. Scarlett O'Connor is a popular television character on the show Nashville.
Renowned book titles include The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.