Scarlett

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59k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Scarlett mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Scarlett

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

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  1. An occupational surname​ for a dyer or seller of (scarlet) fabric.
  2. A female given name transferred from the surname; in general use since 1936.

Notable Persons Named Scarlett

Scarlett Johansson is an actress, singer, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1994. Scarlett was born on November 22nd, 1984 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Scarlett O'Hara is a fictional character. Scarlett was given the name Scarlett Elizabeth O'Hara . Scarlett is also known as Katie Scarlett O'Hara and (birthname).

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Scarlett Pomers is an actress, singer-songwriter, and actor. She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Scarlett was given the name Scarlett Noel Pomers on November 28th, 1988.

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Scarlett Hannah Byrne is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Scarlett was born Scarlett Hannah Byrne on October 6th, 1990 in Hammersmith, London, England.

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Scarlett was born on May 9th, 1989 in Folkstone, Kent, UK.

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Scarlett Alice Johnson is an actor and actress. She was most prominent from 1994 to present. Scarlett was born on April 7th, 1985 in Stroud Green, London, U.K.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Scarlett

Austin was born on January 1st, 1983 in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

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Matthew Scarlett is an australian rules football player.

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Debrah Scarlett is a pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Debrah was given the name Joanna Deborah Bussinger on July 20th, 1993 in Basel. Debrah is also known as Bussinger and Joanna Deborah.

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James Yorke Scarlett is a military person.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1937 7 7 0
1938 6 6 0
1939 7 7 0
1940 59 59 0
1941 77 77 0
1942 76 76 0
1943 68 68 0
1944 45 45 0
1945 34 34 0
1946 46 46 0
1947 43 43 0
1948 65 65 0
1949 53 53 0
1950 57 57 0
1951 39 39 0
1952 34 34 0
1953 37 37 0
1954 47 47 0
1955 95 95 0
1956 75 75 0
1957 68 68 0
1958 59 59 0
1959 49 49 0
1960 68 68 0
1961 114 114 0
1962 131 131 0
1963 115 115 0
1964 113 113 0
1965 103 103 0
1966 76 76 0
1967 78 78 0
1968 101 101 0
1969 90 90 0
1970 107 107 0
1971 92 92 0
1972 87 87 0
1973 74 74 0
1974 85 85 0
1975 53 53 0
1976 96 96 0
1977 132 132 0
1978 86 86 0
1979 108 108 0
1980 121 121 0
1981 113 113 0
1982 87 87 0
1983 92 92 0
1984 124 124 0
1985 112 112 0
1986 137 137 0
1987 151 151 0
1988 131 131 0
1989 138 138 0
1990 167 167 0
1991 151 151 0
1992 204 204 0
1993 250 250 0
1994 235 235 0
1995 272 272 0
1996 248 248 0
1997 230 230 0
1998 254 254 0
1999 245 245 0
2000 227 227 0
2001 237 237 0
2002 290 290 0
2003 326 326 0
2004 538 538 0
2005 733 733 0
2006 1,116 1,116 0
2007 1,582 1,582 0
2008 1,620 1,620 0
2009 1,927 1,920 7
2010 2,716 2,716 0
2011 3,558 3,558 0 #80 girl name
2012 4,048 4,042 6 #61 girl name
2013 5,050 5,050 0 #42 girl name
2014 6,003 6,003 0 #30 girl name
2015 7,125 7,125 0 #22 girl name
2016 7,703 7,698 5 #18 girl name
2017 7,679 7,679 0 #18 girl name

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Popularity of Scarlett as a first name

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Popularity of Scarlett as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Scarlett U.S.
  White 62.70% 64.26%
  African American 30.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.41% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Scarlett

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

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Fun Facts about the name Scarlett

  • What name lists does Scarlett rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Scarlett? Scarlett is the 900th most popular name of all time. In 2017 Scarlett was the 18th most popular name. As a last name Scarlett was the 7,261st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Scarlett have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 58,995 babies born with the first name Scarlett in the United States. That's more than enough people named Scarlett to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Scarlett? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Scarlett first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Scarlett is Wednesday, July 4th, 1906.
  • What year had the most people named Scarlett born? The highest recorded use of the first name Scarlett was in 2016 with a total of 7,698 babies. That's a lot of babies named Scarlett!
  • Random Scarlett Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Scarlett ranks 19th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 60 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Scarlett: Your name in reverse order is Ttelracs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lttscera. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Scarlett? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,590 people with the last name Scarlett.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Scarlett? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Scarlett as their last name.

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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).
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