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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #59 most popular

What does the name "Ruth" mean?

Ruth (Hebrew): Friendship

The name "Ruth" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Friendship". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 5 other names that are similar to this one.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

U is for useful, always to others.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

Your name in reverse order is "Htur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Truh". 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 "Ruth" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruth" ranks #24 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 317 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1943. Across the entire United States a total of 9,405 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 Ruth popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ruth 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 Ruth

Bette Davis

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


Ruth Moschner

Ruth was born in 1976.


Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington is a singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1941 to 1963. Dinah was born in 1924 as Ruth Lee Jones.


Ruth Buzzi

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


Ruth Jacott

Ruth was born in 1960.


Ruth Roman

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


Past life for Ruth born Oct 11, 2011

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 Northern New Zealand approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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.