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What does Rugby mean?

Rugby Pronunciation of Rugby [rug-by] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Rugby is "rook fortress". Name of a famous British school, which gave its name to the famous game.

Associated with: old english, famous, british (england).


Creative forms:
(male) Rickby, Rutby, ..

(female) Rugbab, Rugra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rugby Kareem (R.K.), ..

How popular is Rugby?

Rugby is an uncommonly occurring given name for men and an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Rugby has yet to make it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Busby, Digby, Reggy, Robby, Rube, Rubi, Ruby, Rudey, Rudy, Rusty and Ruy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rugby.

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