What does Ruby mean?
Ruby /ru-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 an alternate spelling, with the suffix -y, of Reuben (Hebrew): from the original variation Reuven.
(male) Raby, Rutby, ..
(female) Rubyya, Rury, ..
How 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. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Ruby for boys. Ruby reached its apex position of #559 in the U.S. during the years 1900-1909, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Ruben (#357 last year), Reuben (#848), Rubin, Rube and Reubin are the popular variation forms of Ruby. Other variants, like Reuban, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Ruby was common 114 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.1%, down 55%), with forms like Ruby going out of style.
Ruby▼ is pronounced similarly to Rabbi, Rabee, Rabi, Robby▼, Robi, Rubi and Rubio. Other recommended names are Abby, Alby, Amby, Busby, Coby▼, Ebby, Gaby, Joby, Koby▼, Rab, Ramy, Ray▼, Remy▲, Rey▲, Rob▼, Robb, Robyn, Rory▲, Roy▼, Rudd, Rudey, Rudi, Rudy▼, Ruel, Rugby, Rune, Rush, Russ▼, Rusty▼, Ruy and Toby. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ruby.