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What does Ruby mean?

Ruby \r(u)-by\ as a name for boys (also used more commonly as girls' name Ruby) is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Ruby means "see, a son". Ruby is a variation of Reuben (Hebrew): from the original form Reuven. Somewhat uncommon as a name for newborns.


Variations

Ruby has 8 related forms via Reuben: Reuban, Reubin, Reuven, Rouvin, Rube, Ruben, Rubin and Rubino.

Ruby has 2 feminine forms: Emerald and Jewel.


Popularity

Ruby is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#3478 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ruby for boys. Ruby reached its apex position of #585 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Ruben (#357 last year), Reuben (#848), Rubin and Rube are the popular variation forms of Ruby. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1890-1899 and is now much lower, with the forms Ruby, Rubin, Rube and Reuben becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ruby and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Reuben, Rube, Ruben, Rubin, Ruby in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Reuben, Ruben outside U.S.


Similar Names

Ruby is pronounced similarly to Rabi, Robby, Robi, Rubi and Rubio. Other recommended similar baby names are Rab, Rob, Robb, Rudy, Rugby and Ruy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ruby.

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