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What does the name "Ruby" mean?

Ruby (English): Red Gemstone

The name "Ruby" is of English origin and it means "Red Gemstone". It's a name commonly given to girls.

R is for rational, the way you think.

U is for useful, always to others.

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Ybur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Uyrb". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Ruby" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Ruby? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 340,143 babies born with the name Ruby in the United States. That's more than enough Rubies to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 98 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ruby" was in 1924 with a total of 8,407 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rubies)

According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruby" ranks #22 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 178 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1940. Across the entire United States a total of 3,663 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Ruby popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ruby in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ruby

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee is an actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1940 to 2014. Ruby was born in 1924 as Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1922 to 1986. Barbara was born in 1907 as Ruby Catherine Stevens in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Ruby Lin

Ruby Lin is an actress, singer, producer, and artistic director with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1995 to present. Ruby was born in 1976 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Nanette Fabray

Nanette Fabray is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1924 to 1997. Nanette was born in 1920 as Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabares in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler is an actress, dancer, and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1923 to 1989. Ruby was born in 1909 as Ethel Hilda Keeler in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.