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Ruth

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Friendship
  • #59 All Time
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How popular is the baby 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 #73 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 3,302 3,290 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 11,323 11,280 43 #5 girl name
1913 12,641 12,608 33 #5 girl name
1914 15,885 15,839 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 25,841 25,783 58 #5 girl name
1922 23,701 23,628 73 #5 girl name
1923 23,698 23,636 62 #6 girl name
1924 23,672 23,601 71 #6 girl name
1925 22,327 22,250 77 #6 girl name
1926 20,289 20,216 73 #6 girl name
1927 19,503 19,412 91 #6 girl name
1928 17,931 17,864 67 #6 girl name
1929 16,084 16,014 70 #8 girl name
1930 15,008 14,938 70 #10 girl name
1931 13,188 13,127 61 #11 girl name
1932 12,328 12,252 76 #11 girl name
1933 11,189 11,137 52 #13 girl name
1934 10,630 10,565 65 #13 girl name
1935 10,041 9,989 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 8,901 8,862 39 #28 girl name
1942 9,356 9,313 43 #33 girl name
1943 9,406 9,365 41 #33 girl name
1944 8,707 8,675 32 #32 girl name
1945 8,062 8,043 19 #33 girl name
1946 8,503 8,473 30 #38 girl name
1947 8,506 8,481 25 #44 girl name
1948 7,915 7,901 14 #45 girl name
1949 7,672 7,651 21 #47 girl name
1950 7,136 7,126 10 #49 girl name
1951 7,089 7,078 11 #53 girl name
1952 6,964 6,947 17 #57 girl name
1953 6,588 6,579 9 #62 girl name
1954 6,570 6,562 8 #66 girl name
1955 6,203 6,186 17 #70 girl name
1956 6,085 6,072 13 #77 girl name
1957 5,689 5,669 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 4,904 4,892 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 1,829 1,818 11
1971 1,640 1,628 12
1972 1,384 1,384 0
1973 1,288 1,274 14
1974 1,305 1,300 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 1,272 1,266 6
1982 1,191 1,176 15
1983 1,135 1,124 11
1984 1,173 1,162 11
1985 1,125 1,116 9
1986 1,095 1,082 13
1987 1,040 1,031 9
1988 1,011 997 14
1989 998 986 12
1990 913 906 7
1991 989 984 5
1992 853 853 0
1993 860 855 5
1994 879 879 0
1995 855 849 6
1996 800 800 0
1997 856 856 0
1998 848 848 0
1999 866 866 0
2000 902 902 0
2001 938 938 0
2002 900 900 0
2003 886 886 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 928 928 0
2011 897 897 0
2012 925 925 0
2013 982 982 0
2014 1,053 1,053 0
2015 1,092 1,092 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Ruth baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 823,981 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 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruth" ranks #22 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 503 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1934. Across the entire United States a total of 10,630 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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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.

Origin and Meaning of Ruth

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

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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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 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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Other Inspirations for the Name Ruth

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Chris
Ruth Chris Dc
Ruth Negga
Ruth Porat
Ruth Gordon
Ruth Kearney
Ruth Wilson

Alternative Meanings

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

U is for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

T is for tender, loving nature.

H is for hardy, can't keep you down!

Your name in reverse order is "Htur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Uhrt". 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 Jun 21, 1995

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 Yugoslavia approximately on 1450. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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