Scarlet Name Meaning & Origin

Scarlet

Pronunciation: SKAHR-lit (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Scarlet: | Edit

I MUCH prefer Scarlet with 1 T. A lot of people disagree with me, but I think Scarlett with 2 Ts is weird and tacky, and not classic at all. Scarlet with 1 T is beautiful, thought.

I completely disagree. Scarlet seems incomplete and not a very pretty looking name.

Personal experiences with the name Scarlet: | Edit

Scarlett is prettier.

I agree lol Scarlet looks terrible.

My daughter's name is Scarlet and it was never a question for us if we'd use 2 't's or 1. We LOVE it with 1. Scarlet was actually my husband's idea AFTER she was born, it really caught me by surprise and it was really hard for me to get on board because I just knew we'd end up calling her "Scar" and I thought it was such an ugly nickname AND it was the bad guy in Lion King! After 3 days of lobbying and my realization that none of the other names we were thinking fit her at all I went with it. Now, I could not be happier! She is so unbelievably smart, and sweet, with a streak of spunk, sass, and silliness. Such an amazing little girl. I don't know how, because I really didn't have a visual on what the name meant.. but she fits it PERFECTLY! We get comments all the time on her name, and even though we do call her "Scar" it's so endearing and sweet, it's not ugly at all when it's paired with her. Love, love, love this name!

Nicknames for Scarlet: | Edit

Carly, Carrie, Cara, Scar, Scary, Scarly, Scarling, Etta, Ettie, Letta, Lettie, Scout

My best friend is Scarlet and her guy friend called her Scarly. I call her Scarleteeeeeeeeeeee!

Meanings and history of the name Scarlet: | Edit

Scarlet was a type of fine and pricey woollen cloth in medieval England. It was often used as stockings for its good weave, and was produced in a number of colours, including commonly a bright carmine red. The colour scarlet is a bright red hinting towards orange. The word's origin traces through latin (scarlata) to persian (saqirlat). Throughout the ages, in many cultures, the colour scarlet was frequently reserved for the rich and/or nobility.

Famous real-life people named Scarlet: | Edit

Scarlet Lilith Eleida. Rock photographer daughter of Jimmy Page.
Scarlett Johansson, american actress.
The name of one of Sylvester Stallone's lovely daughters'.
Scarlet Starr (b. 2009), daughter of English singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actress, and television personality Melanie Chisholm

Scarlet in song, story & screen: | Edit

Major Scarlet Ross (Rose Byrne) from 28 Weeks Later.
Scarlett O'Hara was a lead character in 'Gone With The Wind'.
"Scarlet's Walk", song and album by Tori Amos.
Scarlet Begonias, song by The Grateful Dead

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