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Ruth

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Friendship
  • #59 All Time
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How popular is the name "Ruth" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 234 234 0 #93 girl name
1881 275 275 0 #84 girl name
1882 323 323 0 #80 girl name
1883 387 387 0 #74 girl name
1884 442 442 0 #74 girl name
1885 511 506 5 #70 girl name
1886 581 581 0 #66 girl name
1887 632 627 5 #62 girl name
1888 850 850 0 #59 girl name
1889 1,073 1,073 0 #46 girl name
1890 1,200 1,195 5 #46 girl name
1891 1,857 1,857 0 #19 girl name
1892 3,303 3,291 12 #5 girl name
1893 3,670 3,658 12 #3 girl name
1894 3,387 3,372 15 #6 girl name
1895 3,558 3,551 7 #6 girl name
1896 3,917 3,905 12 #5 girl name
1897 3,898 3,878 20 #5 girl name
1898 4,264 4,249 15 #5 girl name
1899 3,921 3,912 9 #5 girl name
1900 4,781 4,765 16 #5 girl name
1901 3,989 3,974 15 #5 girl name
1902 4,401 4,384 17 #5 girl name
1903 4,531 4,518 13 #5 girl name
1904 4,915 4,900 15 #5 girl name
1905 5,088 5,068 20 #5 girl name
1906 5,159 5,140 19 #5 girl name
1907 5,588 5,573 15 #5 girl name
1908 6,200 6,180 20 #4 girl name
1909 6,526 6,509 17 #4 girl name
1910 7,247 7,212 35 #5 girl name
1911 8,032 8,003 29 #5 girl name
1912 11,321 11,278 43 #5 girl name
1913 12,641 12,608 33 #5 girl name
1914 15,886 15,840 46 #5 girl name
1915 21,927 21,881 46 #5 girl name
1916 23,244 23,189 55 #5 girl name
1917 23,617 23,567 50 #5 girl name
1918 25,582 25,535 47 #5 girl name
1919 24,629 24,566 63 #5 girl name
1920 26,154 26,100 54 #5 girl name
1921 25,839 25,781 58 #5 girl name
1922 23,703 23,630 73 #5 girl name
1923 23,698 23,636 62 #6 girl name
1924 23,671 23,600 71 #6 girl name
1925 22,325 22,248 77 #6 girl name
1926 20,288 20,215 73 #6 girl name
1927 19,504 19,413 91 #6 girl name
1928 17,930 17,863 67 #6 girl name
1929 16,084 16,014 70 #8 girl name
1930 15,007 14,937 70 #10 girl name
1931 13,191 13,130 61 #11 girl name
1932 12,327 12,251 76 #11 girl name
1933 11,188 11,136 52 #13 girl name
1934 10,629 10,564 65 #13 girl name
1935 10,040 9,988 52 #15 girl name
1936 9,255 9,212 43 #16 girl name
1937 9,654 9,605 49 #15 girl name
1938 9,343 9,300 43 #21 girl name
1939 9,109 9,059 50 #22 girl name
1940 8,922 8,886 36 #24 girl name
1941 8,902 8,863 39 #28 girl name
1942 9,355 9,312 43 #33 girl name
1943 9,405 9,364 41 #33 girl name
1944 8,707 8,675 32 #32 girl name
1945 8,062 8,043 19 #33 girl name
1946 8,504 8,474 30 #38 girl name
1947 8,505 8,480 25 #44 girl name
1948 7,915 7,901 14 #45 girl name
1949 7,672 7,652 20 #47 girl name
1950 7,135 7,125 10 #49 girl name
1951 7,093 7,082 11 #53 girl name
1952 6,962 6,945 17 #58 girl name
1953 6,582 6,573 9 #62 girl name
1954 6,572 6,564 8 #66 girl name
1955 6,204 6,187 17 #70 girl name
1956 6,081 6,068 13 #78 girl name
1957 5,690 5,670 20 #84 girl name
1958 5,260 5,247 13 #90 girl name
1959 5,063 5,051 12 #97 girl name
1960 4,960 4,943 17 #97 girl name
1961 4,903 4,891 12 #96 girl name
1962 4,315 4,293 22
1963 3,886 3,869 17
1964 3,653 3,636 17
1965 3,243 3,231 12
1966 2,858 2,847 11
1967 2,434 2,419 15
1968 2,156 2,148 8
1969 1,909 1,901 8
1970 1,830 1,819 11
1971 1,638 1,626 12
1972 1,384 1,384 0
1973 1,288 1,274 14
1974 1,306 1,301 5
1975 1,235 1,230 5
1976 1,209 1,198 11
1977 1,197 1,189 8
1978 1,219 1,208 11
1979 1,208 1,200 8
1980 1,262 1,254 8
1981 1,271 1,265 6
1982 1,190 1,175 15
1983 1,135 1,124 11
1984 1,172 1,161 11
1985 1,125 1,116 9
1986 1,095 1,082 13
1987 1,040 1,031 9
1988 1,010 996 14
1989 997 985 12
1990 913 906 7
1991 989 984 5
1992 853 853 0
1993 860 855 5
1994 878 878 0
1995 855 849 6
1996 800 800 0
1997 854 854 0
1998 846 846 0
1999 864 864 0
2000 901 901 0
2001 937 937 0
2002 899 899 0
2003 885 885 0
2004 905 905 0
2005 906 906 0
2006 888 888 0
2007 956 956 0
2008 929 924 5
2009 912 912 0
2010 927 927 0
2011 897 897 0
2012 925 925 0
2013 979 979 0
2014 1,042 1,042 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Ruth? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 822,845 babies born with the name Ruth in the United States. That's more than enough Ruths to occupy the country of Guyana with an estimated population of 784,894 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 234 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ruth" was in 1920 with a total of 26,100 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ruths)

According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruth" ranks #54 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 39 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1947. Across the entire United States a total of 8,505 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 Ruth popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Ruth

The name "Ruth" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Friendship". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Bette Davis

Bette Davis is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1929 to 1989. Bette was born in 1908 as Ruth Elizabeth Davis in Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Ruth Moschner

Ruth was born in 1976.

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Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington is a singer specializing in jazz, blues, R&B, and gospel music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1941 to 1963. Dinah was born in 1924 as Ruth Lee Jones.

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Ruth Buzzi

Ruth Buzzi is an actress and comedienne with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1962 to present. Ruth was born in 1936 as Ruth Ann Buzzi in Westerly, Rhode Island, U.S.

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Ruth Jacott

Ruth was born in 1960.

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Ruth Roman

Ruth Roman is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1943 to 1989. Ruth was born in 1922 as Norma Roman in Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

Your name in reverse order is "Htur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Htur". 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 Ruth born Sep 3, 1980

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 France approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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