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pinWhat does Ruby mean?

Ruby /ru-by/ [2 sylls.] 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 an alternate spelling, with the suffix -y, of Reuben (Hebrew): from the original variation Reuven.


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

Ruby has 2 feminine forms: Emerald and Jewel.

Kreatif forms: Reuby, Royby, Ryby. [more]

pinHow popular is Ruby?

Ruby is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#3646 out of 150436, Top 2%). (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. in the 1890s, 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. Variants like Reuven are seldom used. Usage of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.5%) and is now much lower (usage 0.159%, down 68.2%), with the forms Rube, Rubin, Ruby 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 Ruby, Reuben, Rube, Ruben, Rubin in U.S.

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

pinSimilar 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.