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Meaning and name origin

Ruby \r(u)-by\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Ruby), is pronounced ROO-bee. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Ruby is "the red gemstone". Jewel name first used in the 1870s. Dancer Ruby Keeler.

Ruby has 11 variant forms: Rubee, Rubena, Rubetta, Rubey, Rubi, Rubia, Rubianne, Rubie, Rubina, Rubinia and Rubyna.

For more information, see also related girl names Emerald and Jewel.

Ruby is also pronounced similarly to Reba, Roba, Robby and Robi. Other suggested similar baby names are Rivy and Rupa.


Ruby is a very popular first name for females (#90 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3478 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Ruby name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Ruby with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ruby name in U.S.

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


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