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 is a very popular first name for females (#90 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3478 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ruby for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Ruby and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ruby (#90), Jewel (#870), Emerald, Rubie and Rubi. (2014 statistics).