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Ruby

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

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 98 92 6
1881 119 119 0
1882 136 136 0
1883 163 163 0
1884 244 244 0
1885 277 272 5
1886 306 301 5
1887 318 309 9
1888 457 445 12 #94 girl name
1889 527 522 5 #78 girl name
1890 545 540 5 #81 girl name
1891 565 554 11 #80 girl name
1892 703 695 8 #74 girl name
1893 778 769 9 #71 girl name
1894 887 874 13 #67 girl name
1895 973 954 19 #66 girl name
1896 1,012 994 18 #66 girl name
1897 1,036 1,025 11 #57 girl name
1898 1,206 1,191 15 #58 girl name
1899 1,114 1,103 11 #52 girl name
1900 1,563 1,541 22 #51 girl name
1901 1,238 1,225 13 #49 girl name
1902 1,472 1,458 14 #47 girl name
1903 1,557 1,538 19 #42 girl name
1904 1,722 1,701 21 #41 girl name
1905 1,900 1,885 15 #38 girl name
1906 1,989 1,962 27 #36 girl name
1907 2,136 2,113 23 #34 girl name
1908 2,238 2,229 9 #33 girl name
1909 2,539 2,524 15 #27 girl name
1910 2,916 2,893 23 #27 girl name
1911 3,401 3,372 29 #22 girl name
1912 4,502 4,451 51 #23 girl name
1913 4,962 4,912 50 #23 girl name
1914 5,666 5,623 43 #24 girl name
1915 7,295 7,237 58 #24 girl name
1916 7,749 7,685 64 #23 girl name
1917 7,713 7,662 51 #27 girl name
1918 8,213 8,134 79 #27 girl name
1919 8,390 8,334 56 #24 girl name
1920 8,413 8,337 76 #26 girl name
1921 8,407 8,333 74 #26 girl name
1922 8,059 8,004 55 #26 girl name
1923 8,288 8,229 59 #25 girl name
1924 8,473 8,407 66 #26 girl name
1925 7,909 7,844 65 #30 girl name
1926 7,530 7,472 58 #30 girl name
1927 7,340 7,259 81 #30 girl name
1928 6,750 6,696 54 #34 girl name
1929 6,215 6,151 64 #36 girl name
1930 6,052 5,990 62 #36 girl name
1931 5,396 5,333 63 #39 girl name
1932 5,518 5,465 53 #38 girl name
1933 4,998 4,944 54 #43 girl name
1934 5,029 4,976 53 #39 girl name
1935 4,819 4,762 57 #41 girl name
1936 4,274 4,226 48 #51 girl name
1937 4,340 4,287 53 #52 girl name
1938 3,988 3,939 49 #61 girl name
1939 3,745 3,714 31 #67 girl name
1940 3,663 3,617 46 #66 girl name
1941 3,608 3,583 25 #69 girl name
1942 3,547 3,519 28 #77 girl name
1943 3,495 3,467 28 #82 girl name
1944 3,217 3,190 27 #87 girl name
1945 2,927 2,905 22 #95 girl name
1946 3,079 3,046 33
1947 3,094 3,071 23
1948 2,909 2,896 13
1949 2,598 2,575 23
1950 2,441 2,420 21
1951 2,365 2,349 16
1952 2,394 2,374 20
1953 2,361 2,340 21
1954 2,162 2,144 18
1955 2,022 2,009 13
1956 2,013 1,992 21
1957 1,789 1,784 5
1958 1,647 1,637 10
1959 1,508 1,500 8
1960 1,405 1,391 14
1961 1,284 1,275 9
1962 1,159 1,149 10
1963 1,392 1,381 11
1964 1,127 1,113 14
1965 998 986 12
1966 819 806 13
1967 758 747 11
1968 650 639 11
1969 690 683 7
1970 704 695 9
1971 743 731 12
1972 644 635 9
1973 646 636 10
1974 607 601 6
1975 639 629 10
1976 621 613 8
1977 607 601 6
1978 637 629 8
1979 668 660 8
1980 671 660 11
1981 688 676 12
1982 636 622 14
1983 604 592 12
1984 609 595 14
1985 603 591 12
1986 567 558 9
1987 642 631 11
1988 642 621 21
1989 786 763 23
1990 974 953 21
1991 1,022 1,005 17
1992 1,055 1,039 16
1993 1,055 1,032 23
1994 1,046 1,031 15
1995 1,065 1,052 13
1996 995 985 10
1997 1,042 1,037 5
1998 1,217 1,206 11
1999 1,214 1,208 6
2000 1,269 1,262 7
2001 1,369 1,362 7
2002 1,578 1,578 0
2003 1,714 1,703 11
2004 2,118 2,118 0
2005 2,466 2,466 0
2006 2,590 2,579 11
2007 2,901 2,893 8
2008 3,018 3,013 5
2009 3,019 3,014 5
2010 2,795 2,790 5
2011 2,766 2,760 6
2012 2,911 2,904 7
2013 3,308 3,298 10 #93 girl name
2014 3,383 3,383 0 #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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruby" ranks #10 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 254 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1917. Across the entire United States a total of 7,713 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Ruby popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ruby" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ruby as well as things modernly associated with the name Ruby such as celebrities named Ruby.

English

Origin and Meaning of Ruby

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

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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Alternative Meanings

R is for rational, the way you think.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

B is for bouquet, the flowers around you.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ybur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Bryu". 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.

Past life for Ruby born Jun 1, 1926

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Italy approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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