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Meaning and name origin

Ruby \r(u)-by\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Ruby), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ruby is "see, a son". Ruby is a variant of Reuben (Hebrew): from the original form Reuven.

There are 2 feminine forms of Ruby: Emerald and Jewel.


Ruby is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3478 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ruby for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ruby and its source form. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Reuben and Ruby. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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


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