Scarlett Name Meaning

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Fact: The name Scarlett became widely popular due to the character Scarlett O’Hara in the novel “Gone with the Wind.”

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A Deep Dive

Scarlett Overview

Meaning

Red

Gender

Girl

Origin

French

Etymology

Derived from the Old French word “escarlate,” meaning a rich, bright red cloth.

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈskɑrlət/

Popularity

Scarlett is a popular name worldwide, especially in English-speaking countries. Recently, Scarlett has consistently ranked within the top 20 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

8 letters

Numerology

8 (Practical, Ambitious, Materialistic)

Name Styles

Popular, Vintage, Cool, Cute

Associated Traits

Bold, passionate, creative, elegant
A Deep Dive

Scarlett Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Scarlet, Scarlette, Scarletta

Common Nicknames

Lettie, Etta

Diminutives

Scar, Letty

Famous People

  • Scarlett Johansson
    (American Actress)
  • Scarlett Pomers
    (American Actress)
  • Scarlett Moffatt
    (British Television Personality)
  • Scarlett Byrne
    (British Actress)
  • Scarlett Bordeaux
    (American Wrestler)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Scarlett"
    (Novel)
  • Scarlett Johansson
    (Actress)
  • Scarlett Dragna
    ("Caraval," Novel)
  • Scarlett
    (Film Series)
  • "Scarlett"
    (Song)

Places

  • Scarlett City
    (Ohio, USA)
  • Scarlett Park
    (Toronto, Canada)
  • Scarlett River
    (Tasmania, Australia)
  • Scarlett Lake
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Scarlett Island
    (Queensland, Australia)

What Is the Meaning of Scarlett?

Scarlett holds the meaning of “bright red” or “vivid red,” evoking imagery of passion and intensity akin to a blazing flame. Those bearing this name are often characterized by their boldness and vivacious spirit, capable of igniting inspiration and leaving a lasting impression wherever they go.

What Is the Origin of The Name Scarlett?

Scarlett originates from the Old French word “escarlate,” referring to a rich, bright red color. It gained popularity as a given name in the English-speaking world during the 20th century, inspired by the vibrant hue and its association with luxury and sophistication.

Scarlett Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Scarlett in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#202021#142022#172023
Top 3 Rankings#142022#172023#182016

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Scarlett

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202317
(-3 from 2022)
6288
(-962 from 2022)
0.35948
202214
(+6 from 2021)
7250
(+625 from 2021)
0.40433
202120
(+1 from 2020)
6625
(+109 from 2020)
0.36979
202021
No change from 2019
6516
(-563 from 2019)
0.36862
201921
(-1 from 2018)
7079
(-143 from 2018)
0.38580
201820
(-2 from 2017)
7222
(-496 from 2017)
0.38835
201718
No change from 2016
7718
(+3 from 2016)
0.40854
201618
(+4 from 2015)
7715
(+575 from 2015)
0.39853
201522
(+8 from 2014)
7140
(+1132 from 2014)
0.36599
201430
(+12 from 2013)
6008
(+955 from 2013)
0.30711
201342
(+19 from 2012)
5053
(+1008 from 2012)
0.26213
201261
(+19 from 2011)
4045
(+482 from 2011)
0.20856
201180
(+35 from 2010)
3563
(+846 from 2010)
0.18388
2010115
(+55 from 2009)
2717
(+795 from 2009)
0.13857
2009170
(+41 from 2008)
1922
(+301 from 2008)
0.09491
2008211
(+7 from 2007)
1621
(+38 from 2007)
0.07783
2007218
(+79 from 2006)
1583
(+467 from 2006)
0.07479
2006297
(+126 from 2005)
1116
(+383 from 2005)
0.05338
2005423
(+105 from 2004)
733
(+195 from 2004)
0.03612
2004528
(+230 from 2003)
538
(+211 from 2003)
0.02666
2003758
(+48 from 2002)
327
(+37 from 2002)
0.01630
2002806
(+130 from 2001)
290
(+53 from 2001)
0.01468
2001936
(+5 from 2000)
237
(+10 from 2000)
0.01196
2000941
(-64 from 1999)
227
(-18 from 1999)
0.01137
1999877
(-40 from 1998)
245
(-9 from 1998)
0.01258
1998837
(+40 from 1997)
254
(+23 from 1997)
0.01310
1997877
(-58 from 1996)
231
(-17 from 1996)
0.01210
1996819
(-69 from 1995)
248
(-24 from 1995)
0.01294
1995750
(+98 from 1994)
272
(+37 from 1994)
0.01416
1994848
(-45 from 1993)
235
(-15 from 1993)
0.01206
1993803
(+145 from 1992)
250
(+46 from 1992)
0.01268
1992948
(+209 from 1991)
204
(+52 from 1991)
0.01018
19911157
(-94 from 1990)
152
(-15 from 1990)
0.00748
19901063
(+120 from 1989)
167
(+29 from 1989)
0.00813
19891183
(-26 from 1988)
138
(+6 from 1988)
0.00693
19881157
(-141 from 1987)
132
(-20 from 1987)
0.00686
19871016
(+72 from 1986)
152
(+15 from 1986)
0.00811
19861088
(+137 from 1985)
137
(+25 from 1985)
0.00742
19851225
(-113 from 1984)
112
(-12 from 1984)
0.00607
19841112
(+207 from 1983)
124
(+33 from 1983)
0.00688
19831319
(+80 from 1982)
91
(+4 from 1982)
0.00508
19821399
(-227 from 1981)
87
(-26 from 1981)
0.00480
19811172
(-55 from 1980)
113
(-9 from 1980)
0.00632
19801117
(+87 from 1979)
122
(+14 from 1979)
0.00685
19791204
(+154 from 1978)
108
(+21 from 1978)
0.00627
19781358
(-349 from 1977)
87
(-46 from 1977)
0.00529
19771009
(+173 from 1976)
133
(+37 from 1976)
0.00809
19761182
(+573 from 1975)
96
(+43 from 1975)
0.00611
19751755
(-487 from 1974)
53
(-32 from 1974)
0.00340
19741268
(+78 from 1973)
85
(+11 from 1973)
0.00543
19731346
(-127 from 1972)
74
(-13 from 1972)
0.00476
19721219
(+2 from 1971)
87
(-5 from 1971)
0.00540
19711221
(-122 from 1970)
92
(-15 from 1970)
0.00525
19701099
(+83 from 1969)
107
(+18 from 1969)
0.00584
19691182
(-151 from 1968)
89
(-12 from 1968)
0.00505
19681031
(+173 from 1967)
101
(+23 from 1967)
0.00591
19671204
(+28 from 1966)
78
(+2 from 1966)
0.00454
19661232
(-208 from 1965)
76
(-27 from 1965)
0.00433
19651024
(-15 from 1964)
103
(-10 from 1964)
0.00564
19641009
(-17 from 1963)
113
(-2 from 1963)
0.00577
1963992
(-67 from 1962)
115
(-16 from 1962)
0.00578
1962925
(+89 from 1961)
131
(+17 from 1961)
0.00646
19611014
(+324 from 1960)
114
(+46 from 1960)
0.00549
19601338
(+215 from 1959)
68
(+19 from 1959)
0.00327
19591553
(-174 from 1958)
49
(-10 from 1958)
0.00236
19581379
(-105 from 1957)
59
(-9 from 1957)
0.00286
19571274
(-70 from 1956)
68
(-7 from 1956)
0.00324
19561204
(-178 from 1955)
75
(-21 from 1955)
0.00364
19551026
(+455 from 1954)
96
(+50 from 1954)
0.00479
19541481
(+141 from 1953)
46
(+9 from 1953)
0.00231
19531622
(+57 from 1952)
37
(+3 from 1952)
0.00192
19521679
(-174 from 1951)
34
(-5 from 1951)
0.00179
19511505
(-281 from 1950)
39
(-18 from 1950)
0.00211
19501224
(+27 from 1949)
57
(+4 from 1949)
0.00324
19491251
(-146 from 1948)
53
(-12 from 1948)
0.00302
19481105
(+308 from 1947)
65
(+22 from 1947)
0.00373
19471413
(-137 from 1946)
43
(-3 from 1946)
0.00237
19461276
(+98 from 1945)
46
(+12 from 1945)
0.00285
19451374
(-199 from 1944)
34
(-11 from 1944)
0.00253
19441175
(-223 from 1943)
45
(-23 from 1943)
0.00329
1943952
(-55 from 1942)
68
(-8 from 1942)
0.00474
1942897
(-76 from 1941)
76
(-1 from 1941)
0.00547
1941821
(+114 from 1940)
77
(+18 from 1940)
0.00618
1940935
(+2494 from 1939)
59
(+52 from 1939)
0.00499
19393429
(+418 from 1938)
7
(+1 from 1938)
0.00062
19383847
(-413 from 1937)
6
(-1 from 1937)
0.00053
19373434
First SSA data recorded
7
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0.00064
19360
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0
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0.0000
19350
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0
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0.0000
19340
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0
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0.0000
19330
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0
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0.0000
19320
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19310
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19300
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19290
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19280
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0.0000
19270
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19260
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19250
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19240
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19230
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19220
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19210
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19200
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19190
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19180
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19170
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19160
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19150
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19140
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19130
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19120
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19110
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19100
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19090
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19060
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19050
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19040
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19030
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19020
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19010
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0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
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0.0000
18970
No SSA data
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18960
No SSA data
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18950
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18940
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18930
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18920
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18910
No SSA data
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18900
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18890
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0.0000
18880
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18870
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18860
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18850
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18840
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18830
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18820
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18810
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18800
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0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Scarlett

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#212021#192022#282023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#192021#172022#202023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#232021#172022#202023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#372021#272022#372023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#242021#122022#162023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#252021#122022#122023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#252021#142022#152023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#282021#212022#342023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#262021#152022#182023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#142021#112022#232023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#322021#152022#172023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#282021#222022#262023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#202021#152022#212023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#172021#142022#222023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#232021#322022#362023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#132021#112022#172023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#252021#232022#212023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#162021#162022#382023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#422021#402022#272023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#142021#152022#162023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#232021#202022#412023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#212021#282022#172023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#362021#242022#212023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#202021#182022#142023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#222021#152022#222023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#192021#152022#222023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#352021#292022#212023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#152021#142022#272023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#142021#182022#142023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#512021#302022#222023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#292021#182022#362023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#142021#112022#212023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#212021#152022#112023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#232021#152022#252023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#292021#172022#192023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#462021#312022#482023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#142021#92022#252023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#222021#182022#252023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#142021#132022#312023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#142021#252022#112023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#152021#232022#242023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#182021#122022#332023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#312021#82022#342023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#132021#312022#292023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#352021#392022#162023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#262021#142022#742023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#632021#1742022#752023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#492021#772022#762023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#232021#252022#282023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#152021#162022#82023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#682021#1442022#1702023

Popularity Rankings for Scarlett in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#92014#352017

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#262021#262022#472023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#402021#342022#512023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#442019#502020#622021

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#542021#732022#692023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#562021#602022#652023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#902021#742022#1492023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#2202021#1682022#1082023

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1632019#1482020#1922021

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#1532020#1782021

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#2842021#1862022#3392023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#2042020#2832021#3522022

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#4952016#4992018#3582019

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#5072019#3972021#3662022

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#3912023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#7022020#8842021#7562022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#9252022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Scarlett a Name for Boys or Girls?

Scarlett is commonly chosen as a name for girls, embodying a sense of elegance and sophistication. Its association with femininity is deeply ingrained, mirroring its gentle sounds and romantic implications.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Scarlett

  • Scarlet
  • Scarlette
  • Scarletta
  • Lettie
  • Etta
  • Scar
  • Letty

Scarlett in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Scarlett Johansson (Actress, born 1984): An American actress acclaimed for her roles in films such as "Lost in Translation" and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Scarlett Pomers (Actress, born 1988): An American actress recognized for her role as Kyra Hart in the TV series "Reba."
  • Scarlett Moffatt (Television Personality, born 1990): A British television personality celebrated for winning "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!"
  • Scarlett Byrne (Actress, born 1990): A British actress distinguished by her role as Pansy Parkinson in the "Harry Potter" film series.
  • Scarlett Bordeaux (Wrestler, born 1991): An American professional wrestler, ring announcer, and model appreciated for her work with WWE.
  • Scarlett Alice Johnson (Actress, born 1985): A British actress best known for her role in the soap opera "EastEnders."
  • "Scarlett" (1991 Novel by Alexandra Ripley): The sequel to "Gone with the Wind," continuing the story of Scarlett O'Hara.
  • Scarlett Johansson (Actress): Known for her roles in films such as "Lost in Translation," "The Avengers," and "Marriage Story."
  • Scarlett Dragna ("Caraval," 2017 Novel): A young woman who enters a magical competition to save her sister and uncover dark secrets.
  • Scarlett ("G.I. Joe," 2009 Film Series): A skilled intelligence officer and member of the elite military unit fighting against the terrorist organization Cobra.
  • "Scarlett" (2014 Song by Clean Bandit): A song by the British electronic music group.
  • Scarlett Marlowe ("As Above, So Below," 2014 Film): An adventurous archaeologist exploring the catacombs of Paris to uncover hidden secrets.
  • Scarlett Pomers ("Reba," 2001 TV Series): Plays Kyra Hart, the witty and sarcastic middle child of Reba's family.
  • Scarlett ("Heathers: The Musical," 2010 Stage Musical): A minor character in the dark comedy musical based on the 1989 film.
  • Scarlett Byrne ("Harry Potter," 2001 Film Series): Plays Pansy Parkinson, a Slytherin student and member of Draco Malfoy's gang.
  • Scarlett City (Ohio, USA): A small city in Ohio known for its rich history and vibrant community events.
  • Scarlett Park (Toronto, Canada): A public park in Toronto known for its green spaces, sports facilities, and walking trails.
  • Scarlett River (Tasmania, Australia): A river in Tasmania known for its scenic beauty and opportunities for fishing and kayaking.
  • Scarlett Lake (British Columbia, Canada): A serene lake in British Columbia popular for fishing, boating, and its natural beauty.
  • Scarlett Island (Queensland, Australia): An island in the Great Barrier Reef known for its pristine beaches and vibrant marine life.
  • Scarlett Bay (New Zealand): A picturesque bay known for its clear waters and beautiful coastal scenery.
  • Scarlett Mountain (Colorado, USA): A mountain in the Rocky Mountains known for its challenging hiking trails and stunning vistas.
  • Scarlett Road (London, UK): A historic street in London known for its charming architecture and cultural significance.
  • Scarlett Beach (California, USA): A popular beach in California known for its white sand, surfing opportunities, and scenic views.
  • Scarlett Forest (Scotland, UK): A forested area in Scotland known for its hiking trails and diverse wildlife.

Similar Names to Scarlett

Sibling Names for Scarlett

  • Elara
  • Felicity
  • Ginevra
  • Helena
  • Isolde
  • Juniper

Parents Who Like the Name Scarlett Also Like

  • Elowen
  • Freya
  • Imogen
  • Junia
  • Marigold
  • Opal
  • Sylvie

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3. Oregon State University, Oregan, US

  • Program: Bachelor’s degree in Faculty of Human Development and Family Sciences – Child Development
  • Focus: Different stages of development, from infancy to adulthood; Develop a strong foundation for a career in early childhood programs or classrooms; Learn strategies for supporting young children’s development in early childhood settings.

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