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Ruby 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 names Emerald and Jewel.
Baby names that sound like Ruby are Reba, Rupa, Robi, Robby and Roba.
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Popularity of Ruby
Ruby is a very popular first name for women (#90 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3478 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Ruby for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Ruby with its variant forms and related girl baby names.