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Scarlett Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Scarlett?

In 2016 the very popular name Scarlett, ranked the 18th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 50 most popular, Scarlett has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Its highest popularity ranking of #18 was reached for the first time this year with 7,680 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Scarlett in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1936.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Scarlett occurred roughly during the years 1936-1941, 1945-1948, 1959-1962, 1973-1977, 1983-1986, 1988-1993, and 2000-2015, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1955-1959.

Scarlett became more popular as a girls name in 1937.

For a number of years, the name Scarlett has been soaring upward in popularity. In recent years, continuing the trend, the number of babies given the name Scarlett has risen significantly.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Scarlett?

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at or near its highest point.

The name Scarlett is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Scarlett (Girl)Scarlett (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2016 7,680 18 < 5 --
2015 7,121 22 < 5 --
2014 5,998 30 < 5 --
2013 5,049 42 < 5 --
2012 4,042 61 6 11,996
2011 3,558 80 < 5 --
2010 2,716 115 < 5 --
2009 1,920 170 7 10,767
2008 1,620 211 < 5 --
2007 1,582 218 < 5 --
2006 1,116 297 < 5 --
2005 733 423 < 5 --
2004 538 528 < 5 --
2003 326 761 < 5 --
2002 290 806 < 5 --
2001 236 939 < 5 --
2000 227 942 < 5 --
1999 245 877 < 5 --
1998 254 839 < 5 --
1997 230 885 < 5 --
1996 248 819 < 5 --
1995 272 752 < 5 --
1994 235 850 < 5 --
1993 250 805 < 5 --
1992 204 949 < 5 --
1991 151 1,164 < 5 --
1990 166 1,069 < 5 --
1989 138 1,187 < 5 --
1988 131 1,168 < 5 --
1987 151 1,031 < 5 --
1986 138 1,088 < 5 --
1985 111 1,236 < 5 --
1984 124 1,116 < 5 --
1983 92 1,316 < 5 --
1982 87 1,412 < 5 --
1981 113 1,177 < 5 --
1980 121 1,130 < 5 --
1979 108 1,208 < 5 --
1978 86 1,371 < 5 --
1977 132 1,019 < 5 --
1976 96 1,190 < 5 --
1975 53 1,771 < 5 --
1974 85 1,276 < 5 --
1973 74 1,359 < 5 --
1972 87 1,222 < 5 --
1971 92 1,227 < 5 --
1970 107 1,106 < 5 --
1969 91 1,175 < 5 --
1968 101 1,041 < 5 --
1967 78 1,208 < 5 --
1966 76 1,236 < 5 --
1965 103 1,030 < 5 --
1964 113 1,014 < 5 --
1963 115 996 < 5 --
1962 131 930 < 5 --
1961 114 1,018 < 5 --
1960 68 1,346 < 5 --
1959 49 1,565 < 5 --
1958 59 1,390 < 5 --
1957 68 1,282 < 5 --
1956 75 1,210 < 5 --
1955 95 1,033 < 5 --
1954 47 1,477 < 5 --
1953 37 1,642 < 5 --
1952 34 1,705 < 5 --
1951 39 1,522 < 5 --
1950 57 1,232 < 5 --
1949 53 1,260 < 5 --
1948 65 1,110 < 5 --
1947 43 1,435 < 5 --
1946 46 1,287 < 5 --
1945 34 1,395 < 5 --
1944 45 1,186 < 5 --
1943 68 964 < 5 --
1942 76 901 < 5 --
1941 77 827 < 5 --
1940 59 943 < 5 --
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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.