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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
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Meaning & History

From a surname which denoted a person who sold or made clothes made of scarlet (a kind of cloth, possibly derived from Persian سقرلاط (saghrilat)). Margaret Mitchell used this name for Scarlett O'Hara, the main character in her novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936). Scarlett's name came from her grandmother's maiden name.
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actresses, American Horror Story characters, colors, Gone with the Wind characters, literature, Marvel characters, occupations, red, surnames, TV show titles
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute