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Rubi (girl)

What does Rubi mean?

Rubi Pronunciation of Rubi [ru-bi] as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Rubi) is of English derivation, and the meaning of the name Rubi is "the red gemstone". Rubi is a version of Ruby (English).

Associated with: red.


Rubi has 4 variants: Rubee, Rubey, Rubia and Rubie.

4 more different relations via Ruby: Rubena, Rubina, Rubinia and Rubyna.

Creative forms:
(female) Rebi, Ribi, ..

(male) Ruio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rubi Kennedi (R.K.), ..

How popular is Rubi?

Rubi is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3611 out of 4276, Top 84%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#17475 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rubi entered the list in 1990 and reached its top position of #432 in the U.S. in the year 2005, and is currently at #1340. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rubi name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rubi outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Ruby (#83 via latest list) and Rubie are the prominent alternative forms of Rubi (#1340 via latest list). Adoption of these relations of Rubi was at its apex in the 1910s (average #886) and is now significantly lower (#1141, 63%), with forms such as Rubi becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rubi, Rubie, Ruby in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ruby outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rubi is pronounced similarly to Rabiah, Reba, Rebba, Rebbie, Reeba, Reyba, Rheba, Roba, Robbi, Robbie, Robby, Robee and Robi. Other suggested similar names are Abbi, Abi, Bibi, Bobi, Debi, Gabi, Jobi, Rani, Razi, Rei, Remi, Resi, Rezi, Riki, Rivi, Robin, Rodi, Romi, Roni, Roxi, Rubine, Rudi, Rudie, Rue, Rui, Rupa, Ruta, Ruth, Ruthi, Ruza and Tobi. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rubi.

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