What does Ruy mean?
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).
(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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.