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11/16/2019, 11:04:50 AM Mike C update #105
6/13/2019, 12:17:07 AM Mike C update #104
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2/12/2007, 1:03:40 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. SKAHR-lit

Meaning & History

From a surname that 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.