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Scarlet Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Scarlet?

In 2017 the somewhat popular name Scarlet, ranked the 396th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Scarlet has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity RANKING of #370 was reached in 2013.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 2015 with 869 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Scarlet in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1938.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Scarlet occurred roughly during the years 1938-1943, 1952-1955, 1958-1961, 1990-1993, and 1996-2011, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1949-1952.

For a number of years, the name Scarlet has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Scarlet has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Scarlet?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a very high point.

The name Scarlet still has a solid footing and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Scarlet (Girl)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 783 396
2016 862 381
2015 869 376
2014 832 390
2013 846 370
2012 777 399
2011 863 373
2010 761 414
2009 497 607
2008 474 650
2007 404 723
2006 318 846
2005 214 1,108
2004 158 1,347
2003 169 1,247
2002 165 1,223
2001 114 1,615
2000 100 1,754
1999 67 2,249
1998 94 1,703
1997 79 1,879
1996 64 2,143
1995 81 1,785
1994 65 2,120
1993 94 1,622
1992 51 2,505
1991 57 2,286
1990 52 2,394
1989 57 2,161
1988 46 2,403
1987 50 2,186
1986 41 2,460
1985 50 2,130
1984 58 1,861
1983 46 2,151
1982 39 2,483
1981 57 1,905
1980 49 2,116
1979 59 1,826
1978 53 1,885
1977 64 1,654
1976 45 1,988
1975 43 2,045
1974 41 2,055
1973 46 1,851
1972 66 1,466
1971 62 1,572
1970 55 1,698
1969 66 1,448
1968 47 1,723
1967 56 1,504
1966 54 1,525
1965 57 1,481
1964 52 1,586
1963 82 1,215
1962 79 1,247
1961 72 1,316
1960 44 1,722
1959 37 1,848
1958 39 1,763
1957 38 1,774
1956 48 1,545
1955 57 1,346
1954 35 1,765
1953 19 2,502
1952 14 3,023
1951 25 2,010
1950 36 1,571
1949 29 1,800
1948 26 1,894
1947 21 2,187
1946 18 2,299
1945 16 2,224
1944 15 2,376
1943 29 1,586
1942 25 1,700
1941 21 1,794
1940 16 2,092
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.