Scarlet

Scarlet comes from the name of a bright red color with a tinge of orange. The name comes from Old French escarlate referring to a type of expensive cloth via Latin scarlatum (scarlet, scarlet cloth) which may be derived from either Persian saqirlāt meaning “warm, woolen cloth” or from Arabic siklāt used to refer to expensive, luxury silks dyed scarlet red. Scarlet is also a surname originally used to refer to someone who dyed cloth for a living.

Origin: Persian, Arabic

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Variants:

  • Scarlett (English)
  • Scarlette (English, French)
  • Scarletta (English)

 

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