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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 information, 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 (#3478 out of 88799, Top 4%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Ruby and affiliated names. Jewel (#870 a year ago), Rubie, Rubi and Emerald are the prominent alternative forms of Ruby (#90 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 and are now much less widespread, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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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