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What does Ruthi mean?

Ruthi Pronunciation of Ruthi [ruthi] as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Ruthi is "friend, companion". Ruthi is a variant form of Ruth (Hebrew).


Ruthi has 1 variant: Ruthie.

3 more related forms via Ruth: Ruthe, Ruthina and Ruthine.

Creative forms:
(female) Raythi, Rethi, ..

(male) Ruph, Ruton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ruthi Cambria (R.C.), ..

How popular is Ruthi?

Ruthi is an unusual first name for females. Ruthi is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Ruthi (outside Top 2000) are Ruth (#293 in 2015), Ruthe and Ruthie (#1618). Other variants, like Ruthine, are seldom used. These relations of Ruthi were favored in the 1910s (average #493) and have become significantly less widespread since (#1303, 97.4%), with versions like Ruthie becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ruth, Ruthe, Ruthie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ruthi is pronounced similarly to Reatha and Retha. Other recommended names are Cathi, Kathi, Rubi, Rudi, Rui, Ruta and Ruzha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ruthi.

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