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I really like "Scarlet" more than "Scarlett". I don't know why. I guess its spelling is more unusual. I would name my daughter like this.
alexandra  12/10/2005
Whenever I see this name, I'm instantly reminded of the term "scarlet woman" for obvious reasons.
bschoer10  4/9/2006
A sort of famous bearer of this name is Miss Scarlet, the beautiful young woman in Cluedo.
FairyGirl  8/23/2006
The first daughter of Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page is Scarlet. I can't decide whether or not I like it with one or two t's. If I had a son I would name him Phoenix and possibly my daughter Scarlet. Both bear the meanings of a deep, dark red, which is cute. It seems to look overdone as "Scarlett" but "Scarlet" is the straight color that you WILL find on a Crayola crayon.
SeagullDream  3/7/2007
This spelling has a longer period of use as a girl's name. It's beautiful and full of zing. I would rather see this over muddy Sienna.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2007
Scarlets were very fine and expensive woolen cloths. Common in Medieval England. Scarlet cloth could also be green, blue, brown or white. The most common was crimson or carmine red hence Scarlet now being chiefly a colour word.

During the reign of Henry VIII, crimson/carmine red Scarlet was forbidden to servants. It was considered a very distinguished color. Some laws even forbade certain "classes" from wearing it.
― Anonymous User  1/24/2008
From the Cambridge History of Western Textiles (D T Jenkins)

"In all Western European languages the words for 'Scarlet' developed first as a noun for the textile itself and only later became to be applied as an adjective to describe the colour. Furthermore, even though many woolen scarlets did indeed have that rich red colour, perhaps most by the very end of the Middle Ages, many had instead been dyed in a wide variety of other colours - and some were even considered to be 'white'."
― Anonymous User  12/20/2008
Vivacious. I think I like it a bit more than Violet which still feels a bit fuddy duddy despite Garner-Affleck using it on their child.
― Anonymous User  2/17/2009
Jimmy Page's (Led Zep) daughter is Scarlet Lilith Eleida. Rock music photographer.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2009
Melanie Chisholm aka Sporty Spice's daughter is Scarlet (Starr). Starr being the surname of Scarlet's father, Thomas. Scarlet with Starr seems a bit flamboyant and cheesy.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2009
Scarlet is the name of the little girl in Silent Hill Homecoming who was sacrificed for a weird ritual, and is also the name of the monster that "she becomes", the giant doll you fight in Hell Descent. Because of this, I really like this name.
Akaito  11/7/2009
This name is very unique, and Carly would be a good nickname.
Hushpuppy  10/28/2011
Scarlet Salem (born 1982 in Melrose, Minnesota) is an American actress and model.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2012
I have a love-hate relationship with this name. I LOVE it because it is not very common and it is very fiery and intense; but at the same time I dislike it for the fact that I have heard that a "Scarlet woman" refers to a prostitute, and it also rhymes with harlot, which is another term for a prostitute.
"Scarlet Willow" was at the top of my girl's name list for a while, but it trickled its way down for the reasons stated above. I would not want anyone to make fun of my future daughter and tease her about the name.
Are there any Scarlets out there who have had this problem?
VictoriaAlexis  2/10/2013
If you name your kid this, she's bound to be called Scarlet the harlot at some point. This is a name that should be left as a color and not used as a name.
citylights  8/14/2013
Scarlet is my name and I love it. Everyone comments on it and how beautiful and unique it is. I love my name. I always tell my mom, if she wouldn't have named me Scarlet, I would name a kid Scarlet. I really like how it has the color spelling. I feel special with my name! My friends call me Scarlet usually, but some call me Scarly/Scarli and Scarleteee!
ScarletChica  3/28/2014
Scarlet is the titular character in the second novel of The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
― Anonymous User  8/31/2014
Scarlet Overkill is the main antagonist from the movie "Minions".
― Anonymous User  12/30/2015
The scarlett pachyderm!
Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
I like this spelling better than Scarlett because it is unique and Scarlett looks like a misspelled color. I don't hate that spelling, I just prefer this one.
ERK  12/15/2016
I like the color Scarlet, and this spelling is prettier. Scarlett is like naming your daughter, say Violett.
XironDarkstar  11/16/2017
Beautiful name. Strong, feminine, and makes me think of a gentle, graceful, beautiful girl.
Prime Meridian  5/4/2018

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