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pinWhat does Ruby mean?

Ruby /ru-by/ as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' 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 variants: Rubee, Rubena, Rubetta, Rubey, Rubi, Rubia, Rubianne, Rubie, Rubina, Rubinia and Rubyna.

Related girl names: Emerald and Jewel.

Kreatif forms: Reby, Riby, Ryby. [more]

pinHow popular is Ruby?

Ruby is a very popular first name for females (#90 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3646 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name history of Ruby for girls. Ruby reached its top rank of #24 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is currently at #90. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Jewel (#870 a year ago), Rubie, Rubi and Emerald are the prominent alternative forms of Ruby (#90 a year ago). These relations of Ruby reached the apex of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.413%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.208%, 50%), with forms like Rubie falling out of fashion. Ruby is more widely used than the rest.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ruby, Emerald, Jewel, Rubi, Rubie in U.S.

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

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Ruby is pronounced similarly to Reba, Rebba, Reeba, Reyba, Rheba, Roba, Robbey, Robbi, Robby, Robee and Robi. Other recommended similar baby names are Abby, Alby, Bauby, Fiby, Gaby, Joby, Liby, Ray, Remy, Rivy, Robyn, Romy, Rory, Rosy, Roxy, Rozy, Rudi, Rue, Rui, Rupa, Ruta, Ruth, Ruza and Toby. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ruby.