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Scarlett

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Origin: English
Meaning: Red

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Scarlett

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Scarlett in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Scarlett:

  • Records indicate that 21,244 girls in the United States have been named Scarlett since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 4,019 people in the U.S. were given the name Scarlett. Those people are now 2 years old.

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    Comments about the name Scarlett

    94% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      17 Positive Comments

  • "i love my name as it used 2 be so unique still a little is but more used so now i was born on the 50th anniversary of gone with the wind as well and a funny story as to when i gave birth 2 my son the nurse had came 2 check on me and her seeing my name she told me there had been a little girl born the same day as my son who her mother named scarlett i found that to be so funny as there was another lil girl who had my name and who was born the same day as my child" Jul. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am currently pregnant, and if we have a girl, we are naming her Scarlett. I do have friends who make fun off the name, but I ABSOLUTELY adore it. I am obsessed with Gone with the Wind and always promised I would name my daughter after Scarlett O'Hara!" Jul. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ever since I was little, I have always loved my name. I was never made fun of for it and I loved the originality. Even when you're quiet, like me, people tend to remember your name." Dec. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Scarlett...I really liked the song Scarlet Begonias by the Grateful Dead. I had to hold myself back from giving her the middle name Begonia though. I added the extra "T" because everyone was spelling it that way on baby shower cards." Sep. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My second daughter is called Scarlett Emily Grace (born 11 months ago) and we picked it for its mix of strength and femininity. I tend to think of Scarlett O'Hara rather than Scarlett Johansson though and my baby is a beautiful, dark-haired, blue-eyed, independent, feminine girl. Stunning name and everyone adores it." Feb. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby daughter is named Scarlett. I always loved the movie Gone With the Wind, so when we found out we were expecting a girl, we settled on Scarlett. Our daughter is adventurous, headstrong, and beautiful, just like Scarlett O'Hara. Before she was born I could tell she'd be a spitfire, so her name suits her well. If you're expecting a baby girl and you have a feeling she'll be fabulously independent, this may be a good name for your baby." Feb. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Perfect and beautiful name for any classic adventerous and intellectual woman of the world. Any Scarlett will go far and be a role modle!!" Jan. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend and I are naming our soon arriving daughter Scarlett Dakota :] It's a very... seductive and sexy name!" Oct. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this is the most gorgeous name. My future daughters name =]" Jul. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are having a girl today and it's between Scarlett and Sofia. Let's see what she's like and then ....who knows." Apr. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its my daughters name Yes shes a beautiful red head just like myself, very strong willed little girl :) I wanted a name for my daughter that was much like myself (Skye) shes my mini_me ;)" Sep. 27, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name and I've always loved it - everyone remembers you even if they only met you once, you can't be a wallflower though! Its a strong and sexy name and I am finding it hard to think of anything I like as much to name our daughter!" Aug. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am currently expecting and love the name! My husband has red hair and I think that if we have a girl who is also red headed we must call her Scarlett. My huband is however not so sure so we will have to see." Aug. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its my name so woooooooo....i loooooooove it!! i think that it makes me a indervijial and i hve different color eyes so my mummy says im special" Jun. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name scarlett it is so elegant and beautiful Iv never met any one with this name and when my husband and I have children were going to name our first girl scarlett Ilove this name." Feb. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People always sepll my name wrong or have a hard time pronouncing it.I have never met another person with my name." Sep. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its a Lovely and strong name and we am considering it as a name for our child." Jan. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I had this name and I disliked it so much that I legally changed it a few years ago. Have been so much happier since then. Growing up with the name "Scarlett" was horrible! You get called "O'Hara" all the time, and your only possibility of a nickname is "SCAR." It's embarrassing. Also, no one ever remembers to spell it with two T's. It is one of those names that older people love and think would be wonderful to "bestow upon" their daughters, but it ends up creating more trouble than it's worth." Nov. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      6 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Scarlett-Rose, I think It's a really nice name, but it is becoming increasingly popular. However you will never find the name "Scarlett" on any kind of gifts that have prinited names, so I wouldn't class it as a common name." Mar. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "A very beautiful name, but it has become so synonymous with Scarlett Johansson that it has lost much of its appeal for me." Apr. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name!! I have ever since I first saw "Gone with the Wind" when I was seven. My sister and I always fought over who got to be Scarlett when we played Clue when we were little. I want to name my first daughter Scarlett Paralee!" May. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This girl I knew at school was called Scarlett, She had blonde hair and blue eyes and was gorgeous so i always think of it as a pretty name" Dec. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother and his fiancee Caroline are planning on having a child within the next few years. They decided that their child would be named "Scarlett" or "Josephine." My brother wants "Scarlett," and Caroline wants "Josephine." I, however, want "Scarlett Josephine." When my brother had first mentioned this name to me, I didn't like it much; I absolutely LOVE the name now!" Jul. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name but people spell it wrong. When I was younger people would make fun of it by calling me scarlett fever, scar face, and many other things. As I got older I fell in love with it." Jul. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate



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