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What does Ruby mean?

Ruby \r(u)-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.


Variations

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

For more on this name, see also related girl names Emerald and Jewel.


Popularity

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 popularity of Ruby for girls. Ruby reached its top rank of #24 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is currently at #90. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 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 girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4126%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.208%, down 49.6%), with the forms Rubi, Emerald, Rubie and Jewel becoming less fashionable. Ruby (#90) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation, with this name having a rebound in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Ruby and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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


Similar Names

Ruby is pronounced similarly to Reba, Roba, Robby and Robi. Other recommended similar baby names are Rivy and Rupa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ruby.

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