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What does Ruy mean?

Ruy Pronunciation of Ruy [ruy] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and Ruy means "famous power; red". Ruy is an alternate form of Roderick (Old German): Germanic name from hrod "fame". Ruy is also a variation of Roy (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: famous, power, red.


Ruy has 2 variants: Rey and Roi.

7 more relations via Roderick, Roy: Rod, Rodd, Roddy, Rory, Royer, Rurek and Rurik.

Creative forms:
(male) Runy, Rus, ..

(female) Ri, Ruru, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ruy Noah (R.N.), ..

How popular is Ruy?

Ruy is an uncommon given name for males. Ruy is an equivalently rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Ruy (unlisted) are Rey (#903 in 2015), Rod, Rodd, Roddy, Roderick (#1066), Rory (#378) and Roy (#536). Usage of these forms of Ruy was more pronounced among parents during 1900-1909 (median #1547) and is now significantly reduced (#1269, 88% less usage). Roy has been the most prevalent, though Rory is now ranked higher, while versions such as Roy are no longer trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rey, Rod, Rodd, Roddy, Roderick in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rory, Roy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ruy is alike in pronunciation to Rae, Rai, Ray, Raye, Rei, Reo, Rio, Roe, Row, Rowe, Rye, Ryu, Ryuu and Wray. Other recommended names are Guy, Ruby and Rudy. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ruy.

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