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Popularity
340k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Ruby

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Red Gemstone
  • #198 All Time
  • #90 in 2014
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188098926
18811191190
18821361360
18831631630
18842442440
18852772725
18863063015
18873183099
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19552,0222,00913
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19571,7891,7845
19581,6471,63710
19591,5081,5008
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19641,1271,11314
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19865675589
198764263111
198864262121
198978676323
199097495321
19911,0221,00517
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19931,0551,03223
19941,0461,03115
19951,0651,05213
199699598510
19971,0421,0375
19981,2171,20611
19991,2141,2086
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20011,3691,3627
20021,5781,5780
20031,7141,70311
20042,1182,1180
20052,4662,4660
20062,5902,57911
20072,9012,8938
20083,0183,0135
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20122,9112,9047
20133,3083,29810#93 girl name
20143,3833,3830#90 girl name

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 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruby" ranks #91 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 22 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1925. Across the entire United States a total of 7,909 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 relish, you seek a challenge.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

B is for befriend, it is so easy for you.

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 "Byur". 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.

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 south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ruby

Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee is an actress, poet, playwright, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of her 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 her 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 her 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 her 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 her career being from 1923 to 1989. Ruby was born in 1909 as Ethel Hilda Keeler in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Past life for Ruby born Aug 16, 1949

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1150. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Ruby

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