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Famous bearer of the name: Scarlett Johansson (actress).
-- Mary-Rach  8/10/2005
I think Scarlett is such a strong name for a girl. Scarlett is deep red, and with red you think passion. It's a name for a passionate, strong-willed girl. I love the name.
-- stace87  10/27/2005
A beautiful, lovely name.
-- doodlebug  11/23/2005
This is a beautiful name. I think it sounds fiery.
P.S. I am writing a book and one of my characters is named this.
-- wefrox  12/2/2005
Scarlett was the name of a character in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2005
My name is Scarlett and I mostly say it's not really the best name to grow up with, as not many people have this name so you get teased.
-- Scarlett-Mad  12/19/2005
Sometimes shortened to "Scarly".
-- icewind  1/31/2006
This is my first name. Nicknames for this name are Scar, Scarly, and Letty. It gets annoying when people automatically think Gone With The Wind when they hear my name.
-- scas91  2/24/2006
Name of a character in the movie "How to Deal".
-- claraelizabethann  3/12/2006
Scarlett O'Hara was the character played by Vivien Leigh in "Gone With The Wind".
-- rosco kid  3/24/2006
I find the name a bit cold and harsh. Not really any good nicknames either.
-- Anonymous User  5/24/2006
Wrong, there is a really good nickname for Scarlett, Scarley. I think good names for twin girls would be Charlotte and Scarlett. You could call them Charle and Scarle! Cute. I don't see why people don't name twins, triplets and so on really cute names that nearly sound the same, I think it's cute.
-- Philippa  9/2/2006
The reason people don't name their twins and triplets cutesey names that sound almost alike is because twins and triplets are individual people, and the names could get confusing. Though I love both Charlotte and Scarlett, and could see myself using one of them, I would never name one child Scarlett and the other Charlotte.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  6/16/2009
I think this name is sooo beautiful, but I despise the nickname Scar! That's why I think it's better for a middle name. One combo I love is Anastasia Scarlett.
-- Mommy2B  5/24/2006
You don't hear this name enough, it's beautiful. =)
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
This is my name and I've never gotten teased or had the nickname Scar or anything related to Scar. My nickname was Star. Scarlett rhymes with Starlett=Star. Why does every name need a nickname? I don't get that. I've always loved it as my name. I was always the only one. Maybe some girls can't carry it well which leads to teasing but I have since day one! Suits me great.
-- scarletcorset  8/6/2006
I love this name! The name "Carley" can be used for Scarlett, which I think is much prettier than "Scarley".
-- 1crzychick  10/1/2006
I asked my friend if she liked the name "Scarlett" and she said "No, Scarlett is such a slutty name." I kind of have to agree with her. I think that it's weird naming your child after a color. I think that kids should have normal names (Michael, Elizabeth, ...) But they could have cooler nicknames. I've been told that it's easier for a person to get a job if they have a common or classic type name.
-- Anonymous User  10/3/2006
I agree that this name seems cold.
-- stuckonstupid  10/4/2006
I like this color name. I like color and flower names. They add variety to names. However, I don't like the nickname "Scar" or "Scarley". Those are just plain ugly.
-- Emma McHnery  10/18/2006
In the board game Cluedo, Miss Scarlett (Miss Scarlet in the "Clue" edition of the game) is the stock femme fatale character. She is typically portrayed as young, sinister, and beautiful. She was played by Lesley Ann Warren in the 1985 film.
-- Emmasj  10/27/2006
I have to agree with the other posters, no offense intended, but I find the name cold and I think Scarley is a horrible nickname. If anything, Carley/Carly would be the best nickname. I also have to agree with the above poster who said "it's easier for a person to get a job if they have a common or classic type name." I have also read about this and it also applies to kids in school when it came to teachers assigning grades and marking papers.
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2006
It is ridiculous to say that teachers are influenced by the name a person has when marking papers and assigning grades. Either an answer is right, or it is wrong. Also, teachers just don't pull grades out of thin air. I think a girl named Scarlett would do just fine.
-- KrisMichelle  6/12/2007
Elegant, youthful and exuberant classic. Scarlett has been in moderate use as first name since the 1840's in England (some recorded even earlier)

The courageous and determined Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter) just increases my affection for this antique. Vivian Leigh's Scarlet O'Hara is another lovely association. A tempestuous, headstrong, stylish and courageous beauty.
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2006
This is a classic and a lovely. Some people think of "Scar" or negatively of the name since it has a cold/negative appeal but, I believe it's a beautiful name and any girl should be proud to have it - it ages nicely too. It sounds like a exotic, firey and a passionate name. It will always get my vote.
-- pixiedust86  12/31/2006
Scarlett Pomers plays Kyra Hart on the television series "Reba".
-- Missy  1/24/2007
I know a girl named Scarlet and eveyone calls her Scarling (Yes, like the band). Her dad came up with it from a mixture of Scarlet and darling.
Everyone loves it.
-- Stella92  1/30/2007
Scarlett is so classy sounding I just love it. :)
-- EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  2/2/2007
The only reason why Scarlett seems slutty is because of its use in media to portray sluts. I think it's a beautiful name.
-- Faith  2/25/2007
I personally love this name because it is my name Scarlett Emeline. My name is very classy and kind of femme fatale but it's unique and strong. I love my name paired with my twin brother's, Rhys Desmond.
-- Anonymous User  3/14/2007
I actually like this name. It gives off a kind of sophisticated feel and how can a name be slutty?! I always thought it was the person who has the name that is slutty, not the name itself. Anyway I personally love this name and think it is quite unique compared to the names of Emily or Brittany.
-- Anonymous User  3/31/2007
I like this name, it doesn't seem trashy to me. I don't like the nicknames, but not everyone needs a nickname. It's only two syllables, after all.
-- Anonymous User  4/3/2007
I would like to add something about the name of Scarlett. In the famous story of Robin Hood, there is the character Will Scarlett to be considered. He is often portrayed as being 'hot-headed', and a lover of fine clothes. He is commonly described as wearing red silk and it may be these things that gave him his name. One of the most famous depictions of Will Scarlett is played by Christian Slater in Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves. He is portrayed as Hood's illegitimate younger brother, and in folklore and legend is often a nephew of cousin of Hood, though it is not known if he was a relation or not.
Anyway - Just an interesting person who does justice to the name Scarlett that I thought would be worth mentioning!
-- LizzieBee  4/8/2007
This has always been one of my favorite names. My fiancee and I have decided that if we ever have a daughter, her name will be Scarlett Bell ______.
-- VeryGorgeous  4/24/2007
I love this name but there is one downfall. It was the name of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind. I thought of her as a wild "hartlet" of a girl. I'm not sure I would want to name my child something that would remind me of that. But again, I do think it is a pretty name and who would really think of Scarlett O'Hara now days?
-- Anonymous User  6/6/2007
I love this name, it is my favorite, and I love Scarlett O'Hara. I don't think of a "slut" when I hear this name.

As a side-note, Margaret Mitchell originally named her main character "Pansy O'Hara" but the editor (publisher?) suggested she change it to something that fits the character's personality better. I think that Scarlett does just that. Pansy would hardly have been the same.
-- VictoriaCalledTori  7/9/2007
I love the name Scarlett - I've always loved the way it sounds, to me it seems like an edgier, more passionate Charlotte. But I've never met anyone who goes by Scarlett whose parents gave her the name.
-- Anonymous User  8/22/2007
I think this is a bold, vivacious type of name. It would fit the person if they were strongwilled and headstrong (although not too much.) :)
-- Lone_Butterfly  9/20/2007
Since English is not my native language, I always thought it odd that the name was Scarlett, with the double T instead of Scarlet, as in the color. Can anyone tell me why it is? Also, I think Scar is an awful nickname!
-- Anonymous User  9/21/2007
Yes, Scarlett is a beautiful name but it is just too closely associated with Gone With the Wind. Since it wasn't used as a first name before that book was published, it's obvious if you use this name that you lifted it from the book. And for some reason I find that embarrassing.
-- queenv  10/10/2007
My name is Scarlett Elizabeth. I never had a nickname. People have always called me Scarlett. I can see how it wouldn't fit a certain personality but it suits me and I've always carried it well. I had a daughter a few months ago and named her Lily Scarlett.
-- Anonymous User  10/11/2007
Contrary to some previous comments, Scarlett was in use as a girl's name long before Margaret Mitchell's novel. Scarlet even longer. It's rich and beauteous and a bit of a upper class choice here.
-- Anonymous User  10/19/2007
This is my daughter's name and I love it. Her middle name is Rose. I think it goes quite well.
-- jenni33  11/6/2007
Scarlett Thomas was the name of a character in the Sarah Dessen teen novel, "Someone Like You". She is the best friend of protagonist Halley.
-- scholasticastewart  11/11/2007
I don't know why, because it looks like 'little scar', but there's something very likeable about this name - the two Ts are cute. I think it would be better on an American, though, as 'scarlet woman' is a term for prostitute in the UK, which is rather off-putting. It also makes me think of Captain Scarlet. :)
-- Anonymous User  11/16/2007
This name is just sooo beautiful! I love how sophisticated, lady-like it sounds. A classic. It also makes me think of the scarlet fever but, oh well, nothing is perfect. I love the name anyways!
-- Anonymous User  11/19/2007
This is the name of one of the characters in "Pirates of the Caribbean." She is one of the people who likes in Tortuga.
-- flamestar  12/29/2007
This name reminds me of a spoiled brat.
-- Honeyrose  1/4/2008
Fire and class. Think further back than Margaret Mitchell's modern novel. I prefer Scarlet as it has longer use on both sexes as a name and it was also the name of the expensive woolen cloth used in Medieval England. Interestingly, Scarlet cloth was not always red. The colour connection came later.
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2008
This is an awesome name, and I would use it myself if it wasn't so obnoxiously popular because of the inspiration of Scarlett Johansson. The name sounds cool and spunky as well as classy, sophisticated, and mature, with a sort of exquisite feel to it. This spelling looks nicer somehow.
-- slight night shiver  5/5/2008
In South America, people started to use a variant of Scarlett, they're using Scarlatt or Scarlat in Latin America because of Latin.
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2008
Love it but the second t looks superfluous.
-- Anonymous User  5/30/2008
I find it very snooty and upmarket but in a bold and brash way.
-- Anonymous User  6/3/2008
An upcoming famous band in Canada and the U.S is Ill Scarlett.
-- carly_ann  7/18/2008
Scarlett is a character in Cathy Cassidy's book of the same name.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  7/29/2008
I love this name, because I love Scarlett O'Hara. However, I think that association is way too strong for some people. I don't care for Scarlett Johansson, so I don't worry about that.
-- bananarama  8/15/2008
Jack White of The White Stripes has a baby daughter named Scarlett White.
-- Lady_Skywalker  9/26/2008
I think it is very snotty and pretentious.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2008
I love the name Scarlett. As a matter of fact 4 years ago I named my daughter that, except I decided to make it original. I spell her name Skarlette and her middle name is Rose. So her name means Red Rose.
-- shanika  2/25/2009
It's lovely. Very vibrant.

However, I don't understand the need to annihilate the spelling. Skarlette, Skarlotte, Skarlytte. I've seen them all. May as well tattoo CHAV or BOGAN across the poor child's forehead.
-- Anonymous User  3/3/2009
My name is Scarlett. When I was younger I really didn't like it, but now that I've gotten older I think it's really cool because no one else that I know has my name. It's original without being super crazy, and I think its really pretty. My middle name is Victoria so I have the whole English-elegant sound going on. Also, I have red hair, so the meaning of "Scarlett" is red and it helps people remember what it is. Overall I LOVE my name! =)
-- SummerSerendades  4/12/2009
The meaning of Scarlett isn't red, although it has that association via the Scarlet spelling which refers to the red colouring. Previously scarlet just denoted a very expensive type of woolly cloth which came in a variety of colours, the most prized being red.
-- Anonymous User  4/26/2009
I think this name is feminine and pretty. I kind of like Scar as a nickname, too, LOL. But the spellings some people offer, I feel, take away from the beauty, rather than enhance it. "Scarlette" might be an interesting twist?
-- Gothiclovesick  5/3/2009
Cute but it sounds kinda old to me.
-- Lexi_Love14  7/6/2009
I love this name! I also like Scarletta which was my friend's sister's name! The name is beautiful and fun.
-- italiannames  8/16/2009
This name is dark and mysterious to me, and that's a good thing in my mind. It gives me the image of a pale girl with long red hair and a loving, passionate spirit. A very lovely name.
-- Black_X  5/8/2010
Sure, it has the literary connotations -- Gone with the Wind and The Scarlet Pimpernel -- but I can't understand how so many people adore this name. It reminds me of a little scar, like a little star is a starlett. Scarlet was my nickname, given to me by a friend of my mother's, which was something to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel [don't ask, I don't know].

I suppose the name has grown on me, but I knew a nasty girl who tainted the name for me. Plus, it's too popular in the UK.
-- alicehartley4884  7/17/2010
I'm a Scarlett and when I was little my granddad used to go round calling me Scarlett O'Hara. I thought for years that was my real name and have it written on all my old schoolbooks *cringe*...
-- Sweet-Silence  10/23/2010
I've never read Gone with the Wind, but I think this name is really pretty. It reminds me of Scarlett Johansson.
-- Chrila96  11/20/2010
It's a gorgeous name. I'm not put off the Scar in it but then I like Oscar too and that's primarily SCAR. I have a great, great Aunt Scarlette (with an E). I might consider it for a future daughter of mine.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2011
I think it's way too pretentious and look at me. It's probably why the London Telegraph set like it so much.
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2011
It's true what two anonymous users (10/3/2006 and 10/27/2006) said, people with common or classic names do get jobs and grades more easily. It is true that grades don't appear out of thin air, and a right answer is a right answer and vice versa, there is that extra 5 to 15% that is based on classroom behavior that is somewhat more flexible than the majority made of test grades, etc. Also, in some schools (especially colleges) grades are based on a curve, meaning that in a class of 45, maybe only 5 could get As, 10 could get Bs, and perhaps 5 kids would fail no matter how well they did. Your name could be the difference between an A or B in these cases. I got most of that information from Muse, a children's science magazine. Anyway, I don't think that Scarlett is all that strange, and I've known at least one Scarlett, maybe two. I like it a lot as a name, and I like the color. On the downside, scarlet is the color of blood, and it has the word scar in it. But I don't have a problem with that. The name also reminds me of crescents, for some reason.
-- Meapergirl  6/19/2011
I like Scarlett, though I don't love it. I think it's a nice, bold name, but I'm sure it's becoming more common in part because of the actress, Scarlett Johansson. I hate what the media has been calling her (ScarJo), that just sounds so ugly and it makes me think of Scarface, ewww.

The name Scarlett doesn't need to be shortened.
-- GibsonGirl  8/21/2011
I used to love this name, but now for some reason I don't like it as much as I used to. It is a very pretty name. Scarlette is a prettier alternate spelling, one I'm fond of, much better than Scarlet or Scarlett. I don't know. Sometimes alternate spellings of names I hate make them look nicer. It's just getting to popular nowadays.
-- blondieboo629  10/19/2011
One of my biggest pet-peeve names. It's just another surname co-opted for the girls, only it has a literary reference therefore comes across as trashy, trendy and pretentious at the same time. I like to think of it as a distant cousin to Harper, which is also a monstrosity on a girl.

The sound is so ugly, and the fact that it's a shade of red (okay, Scarlet is, but the only difference between the two is one letter) would probably bring on some unfortunate bullying when the bearer becomes old enough to have that "special time" of the month.
-- the_awesome_elf  3/8/2012
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress. She was born in 1984 in New York City, New York.
-- Anonymous User  4/30/2012
Scarlett Sperduto is an American child actress. She was born in 1999 in New York City, New York.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2012
Very nice name, though I don't know if it would work where I live. I read Gone with the Wind last year and found Scarlett O'Hara to be an interesting character - I prefer to think of her instead of Johansson when I hear the name Scarlett.
-- Buneary  11/8/2012
My name is Scarlett Elizabeth and I have grown fond of this name over the years, the meaning of deep red gives signs of being strong willed and thoughtfullness. Although this beautiful name is often referred to Scarlett O'Hara and sometimes this is not wanted- but I was named after this character so it does not phase me- Nicknames for my name vary alot- depending on who I am with- my nickname changes from Scarlotta, Scarlettie, Scarlie, Carlie, carla, Lottie, Lotta, and for a joke a couple of friends call me Scar but it is said in such a jokey way- I don't care, also nicknames for Scarlett have a very wide variety as nicknames for charlotte may also be used for people named Scarlett.
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2012
Scarlett is my all time favourite girls name, and Scarlett O'Hara is my all time favourite fictional character. However, its starting to get more popular and I really hope this name doesn't get too common.
-- tsarinaoftheplains  9/8/2013
This name is shared with a once popular disease.
-- AppleM32  1/13/2014
I love the name Scarlett. It sounds so proper, elegent, and I would be proud to have that name. I got picked on a lot because my very unusual name, India Wren Dye. I don't think my name is near as pretty as Scarlett. P.
-- DeceNovOct_Baby  4/2/2014
I really like the beautiful sound and look of the name, as well as the image of a sophisticated gorgeous spirited woman (like Scarlett Johansson) that comes with it.

But I also can't help but think of the term "scarlet woman" and The Scarlet Letter, which also makes me think of adultery. I also think of the color scarlet which gets me to think of the color of blood, and scarlet fever- yeah, not very good associations.

That is what stops me from completely loving this name and having it on my name list, but I do love to see other parents use it for their kids, those who don't have the unfortunate associations as I do.

Scarlett is a name that stands on its own, but I love having the nickname Scout for Scarlett. It pays homage to Scout Finch, one of my favorite literary characters. Letty is another nice nickname option.
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2014
It's such a pretty name but I love meanings and every time I try to combine it, the meaning sounds to me like a fancy nail polish color or a really bad job position. It's not worth it to me because it doesn't have that many good nicknames, it's so popular, and I really love this name, Juliette and even though they're two different names I don't like that they share the -et sound because I want each name to sound different. I chose Juliette. Maybe it's nice for you because it's Gone with the Wind but really, are you going to determine your baby's name by one book that not many people read anymore or watch? Gone with the Wind is fading from pop culture but if you still like it then that's you and I understand because I can't deny Scarlett has that sensual allure to it.
-- 555jazzy  7/3/2014

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