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What does Ruthie mean?

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


Ruthie has 1 variant: Ruthi.

4 more relations via Ruth: Ruthe, Ruthelle, Ruthina and Ruthine.

Creative forms:
(female) Ruthne, Ruthnie, ..

(male) Ruthad, Ruthro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ruthie Adrienne (R.A.), ..

How popular is Ruthie?

Ruthie is a very popular first name for women (#729 out of 4276, Top 17%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ruthie reached its highest rank of #329 in the U.S. during 1930-1939, and is at #1618 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ruthie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Ruth (#293 in 2015) and Ruthe are the prominent alternative forms of Ruthie (#1618 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Ruthie was well-received in the 1910s (adoption of 2.7%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.1%, 97%), with versions such as Ruthie becoming less in vogue.

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

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

Similar Names

Ruthie is alike in pronunciation to Retha. Other suggested similar names are Artie, Athie, Attie, Aubrie, Audie, Audrie, Bethie, Betsie, Bettie, Bunnie, Cathie, Catie, Cinthie, Dottie, Dulcie, Dustie, Ephie, Ettie, Euphie, Hatsie, Hattie, Hettie, Hittie, Judie, Julie, Jullie, Justie, Kathie, Kittie, Lettie, Lucie, Mattie, Mitzie, Nattie, Nettie, Orphie (see Orpah), Pattie, Rachil, Rahil, Randie, Rawnie, Reggie, Remie, Renie, Rennie, Rhae, Rhia, Rhodie, Rickie, Rikkie, Robbie, Roddie, Rodie, Ronnie, Roxie, Rubee, Rubi, Rubia, Rubie, Rubine, Rudi, Rudie, Rue, Rufeine (see Rufina), Ruta, Ruthanne, Ruzha, Ryckie, Sukie, Synthie, Tashie, Tatie, Tottie and Yettie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ruthie.

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