Scarlett Name Meaning & Origin

Scarlett

Pronunciation: SKAHR-leht (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Scarlett: | Edit

My names Scarlett-rose and I'm 14 years old. I was named after my mums fav actress Scarlett Johanson. Scarlett and rose both relate to red so it's kinda cute plus red is my fav colour. I've read a lot of people are worried about people teasing someone called Scarlett with the name 'scar' but all my friends call me it and I quite like it. It's something u get used to and still relates to the name unlike Lottie and Carly.. I'm mostly described as a creative mischievous girl who's full of laughter :) xxx

Personal experiences with the name Scarlett: | Edit

My Cousins Name is Scarlett, we're fairly close but she is incredibly stuck up about it. She's decide that Scarlett is the most regal name possible. We all call her Lettie most of the time, but she insists on being introduced to people as Scarlett, and pretty much tells people that she's the Queen of life.

^^^^It's such a unique fun name I think anyone called it feels special. I mean I'm the only Scarlett in my school and if I hear someone else called Scarlett it's abit weird and makes me envious lol

My name is Scarlett, and I'm named after my mother's best friend Scarlett. I have red hair so people think I was named for my hair, but I wasn't. I'm 45, and when I was a kid people always made fun of my name and 80% of the teachers called me Charlotte because they couldn't remember "Scarlett". During graduate school I worked in a bookstore and I used to wear a name tag that said "Emma", because the jokes about my name were annoying. I was so excited when Scarlett Johansson became famous, because she made the name Scarlett seem exotic and beautiful.

We named our daughter Scarlett Evelyn. We had tossed the name around for a few months and settled on Trinity Elise instead, but when I was pregnant with her, I felt her kicking very strongly and I knew she was going to be feisty. I knew that there was no way she could be anything other than a Scarlett. And nowadays, the name suits her perfectly!

My daughter's name is Scarlett Eloise. Eloise is my middle name. My husband and I love the colour red so we thought the name would be fitting. We also wanted a name that started with S because our other daughter's name is Sabrina. I think Scarlett is a beautiful, classic name and it suits our little girl.

My name is Scarlett and I have enjoyed growing up with the name. It is unique and people compliment me on it. The only downside is that I am very often called Charlotte and that gets frustrating. It is also infuriating when people spell it with one 't'. Once I correct someone, though, they usually don't forget again. Starbucks is also a nightmare. I have even gotten "Starlet". I also hate the choice of nicknames. My sisters call me Scarlie. I hate the nickname Scar! People will sometimes tease me about it but overall it is a great name.

Nicknames for Scarlett: | Edit

Lettie
Lottie
Carly
Scout
Scottie

Meanings and history of the name Scarlett: | Edit

Originated from an English and Irish surname, as explained in "Gone With the Wind" ("There were the Scarletts who had fought with the Irish Volunteers for a free Ireland and been hanged for their pains.") It was an occupation name given those who dealt in scarlet, a type of fine and expensive woolen cloth, in medieval times. Scarlet actually was made in many colors, but the most popular was carmine red; this popularity also gave the cloth's name to a word for bright red, "scarlet", still used today. Scarlet was comparatively elastic due to the technique of twisting the yarn in weaving it, and was often used for stockings and tights. The character Will Scarlett in "Robin Hood" also got his surname from this occupation.

Famous real-life people named Scarlett: | Edit

Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (b. 1984) - American actress
Scarlett Noel Pomers (b. 1988) - American actress
Scarlett Leithold (b. 1999) - American model

Scarlett in song, story & screen: | Edit

Scarlett O'Hara, heroine of Margaret Mitchell's novel "Gone With the Wind". Her full name was actually Katie Scarlett O'Hara, in honor of her paternal grandmother Katie Scarlett.
Scarlett, eccentric friend of Hugh Grant's character in film "Four Weddings and a Funeral" ("My name's Scarlett, like O'Hara, only less trouble ...")
Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen - One of the main characters is called Scarlett
Scarlett, beautiful main character in the story L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
Scarlett, name of main character from Cathy Cassidy's book "Scarlett", a rebellious redhead

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