Scarlet

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Scarlet mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Scarlet

"Scarlet" is a name of English origin, and it means "Red". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Scar"let
A deep bright red tinged with orange or yellow, -- of many tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color.
Senses
  1. Cloth of a scarlet color."All her household are clothed with scarlet." [Prov. xxxi. 21.]

Etymology: OE. scarlat scarlet, OF. escarlate, F. écarlatecf. Pr. escarlat escarlata, Sp. & Pg. escarlata, It. scarlatto, LL. scarlatum), from Per. sakirlāt

adjective Scar"let
Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread.
verb Scar"let
To dye or tinge with scarlet.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
  2. Of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, a modern variant of Scarlett, or from the common noun scarlet.

Notable Persons Named Scarlet

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Scarlet Spider is a comics character.

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Scarlet was given the name Scarlet Lilith Eleida Page on March 24th, 1971 in London, England.

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Scarlet Gruber is an actress, dancer, actor, and dance. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2010 to present. Scarlet was given the name Scarlet Alexandra Fernández Cristancho in Caracas.

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Scarlet Ortiz is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 1995. Scarlet was given the name Hevis Scarlet Ortiz Pacheco on March 12th, 1974 in Caracas. Scarlet is also known as Hevis Scarlet Ortiz Pacheco.

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Scarlet Rivera is a rock music, celtic music, and new-age music musician. She plays Violin. She has had major accomplishments since 1975. Scarlet was given the name Donna Shea in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Scarlet

Captain Scarlet is a fictional character.

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Sonya Scarlet is a symphonic black metal, gothic metal, gothic rock, and dark wave musician and lyricist. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1999 to present. Sonya was born on April 2nd, 1980.

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John Scarlet was a soccer player for the Persipura Jayapura, Deltras F.C., and Persela Lamongan. John was born on August 18th, 1978 in Merauke. He left this life on October 18th, 2010.

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How popular is the baby name Scarlet in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1939 6 6 0
1940 16 16 0
1941 21 21 0
1942 25 25 0
1943 29 29 0
1944 15 15 0
1945 16 16 0
1946 18 18 0
1947 21 21 0
1948 26 26 0
1949 29 29 0
1950 36 36 0
1951 25 25 0
1952 14 14 0
1953 19 19 0
1954 35 35 0
1955 57 57 0
1956 48 48 0
1957 38 38 0
1958 39 39 0
1959 37 37 0
1960 44 44 0
1961 72 72 0
1962 79 79 0
1963 82 82 0
1964 52 52 0
1965 57 57 0
1966 54 54 0
1967 56 56 0
1968 47 47 0
1969 66 66 0
1970 55 55 0
1971 62 62 0
1972 66 66 0
1973 46 46 0
1974 41 41 0
1975 43 43 0
1976 45 45 0
1977 64 64 0
1978 53 53 0
1979 59 59 0
1980 49 49 0
1981 57 57 0
1982 39 39 0
1983 46 46 0
1984 58 58 0
1985 50 50 0
1986 41 41 0
1987 50 50 0
1988 46 46 0
1989 57 57 0
1990 52 52 0
1991 57 57 0
1992 51 51 0
1993 94 94 0
1994 65 65 0
1995 81 81 0
1996 64 64 0
1997 79 79 0
1998 94 94 0
1999 67 67 0
2000 100 100 0
2001 114 114 0
2002 165 165 0
2003 169 169 0
2004 158 158 0
2005 214 214 0
2006 318 318 0
2007 404 404 0
2008 474 474 0
2009 497 497 0
2010 761 761 0
2011 863 863 0
2012 777 777 0
2013 846 846 0
2014 832 832 0
2015 869 869 0
2016 862 862 0
2017 783 783 0

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Popularity of Scarlet as a first name

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Popularity of Scarlet as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Scarlet U.S.
  White 72.73% 64.26%
  African American 21.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Scarlet

People with the last name Scarlet are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Scarlet

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  • How Popular is the name Scarlet? Scarlet is the 2,245th most popular name of all time. As a last name Scarlet was the 85,049th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Scarlet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,116 babies born with the first name Scarlet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Scarlet to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Scarlet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1939 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Scarlet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Scarlet is Saturday, August 20th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Scarlet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Scarlet was in 2015 with a total of 869 babies.
  • Random Scarlet Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Scarlet ranks 116th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 5 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Scarlet: Your name in reverse order is Telracs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Celasrt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Scarlet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 220 people with the last name Scarlet.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Scarlet? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Scarlet as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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