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since 1880

Ruth

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Friendship
  • #59 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18802342340#93 girl name
18812752750#84 girl name
18823233230#80 girl name
18833873870#74 girl name
18844424420#74 girl name
18855115065#70 girl name
18865815810#66 girl name
18876326275#62 girl name
18888508500#59 girl name
18891,0731,0730#46 girl name
18901,2001,1955#46 girl name
18911,8571,8570#19 girl name
18923,3033,29112#5 girl name
18933,6703,65812#3 girl name
18943,3873,37215#6 girl name
18953,5583,5517#6 girl name
18963,9173,90512#5 girl name
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18984,2644,24915#5 girl name
18993,9213,9129#5 girl name
19004,7814,76516#5 girl name
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19024,4014,38417#5 girl name
19034,5314,51813#5 girl name
19044,9154,90015#5 girl name
19055,0885,06820#5 girl name
19065,1595,14019#5 girl name
19075,5885,57315#5 girl name
19086,2006,18020#4 girl name
19096,5266,50917#4 girl name
19107,2477,21235#5 girl name
19118,0328,00329#5 girl name
191211,32111,27843#5 girl name
191312,64112,60833#5 girl name
191415,88615,84046#5 girl name
191521,92721,88146#5 girl name
191623,24423,18955#5 girl name
191723,61723,56750#5 girl name
191825,58225,53547#5 girl name
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192026,15426,10054#5 girl name
192125,83925,78158#5 girl name
192223,70323,63073#5 girl name
192323,69823,63662#6 girl name
192423,67123,60071#6 girl name
192522,32522,24877#6 girl name
192620,28820,21573#6 girl name
192719,50419,41391#6 girl name
192817,93017,86367#6 girl name
192916,08416,01470#8 girl name
193015,00714,93770#10 girl name
193113,19113,13061#11 girl name
193212,32712,25176#11 girl name
193311,18811,13652#13 girl name
193410,62910,56465#13 girl name
193510,0409,98852#15 girl name
19369,2559,21243#16 girl name
19379,6549,60549#15 girl name
19389,3439,30043#21 girl name
19399,1099,05950#22 girl name
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19418,9028,86339#28 girl name
19429,3559,31243#33 girl name
19439,4059,36441#33 girl name
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19468,5048,47430#38 girl name
19478,5058,48025#44 girl name
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19517,0937,08211#53 girl name
19526,9626,94517#58 girl name
19536,5826,5739#62 girl name
19546,5726,5648#66 girl name
19556,2046,18717#70 girl name
19566,0816,06813#78 girl name
19575,6905,67020#84 girl name
19585,2605,24713#90 girl name
19595,0635,05112#97 girl name
19604,9604,94317#97 girl name
19614,9034,89112#96 girl name
19624,3154,29322
19633,8863,86917
19643,6533,63617
19653,2433,23112
19662,8582,84711
19672,4342,41915
19682,1562,1488
19691,9091,9018
19701,8301,81911
19711,6381,62612
19721,3841,3840
19731,2881,27414
19741,3061,3015
19751,2351,2305
19761,2091,19811
19771,1971,1898
19781,2191,20811
19791,2081,2008
19801,2621,2548
19811,2711,2656
19821,1901,17515
19831,1351,12411
19841,1721,16111
19851,1251,1169
19861,0951,08213
19871,0401,0319
19881,01099614
198999798512
19909139067
19919899845
19928538530
19938608555
19948788780
19958558496
19968008000
19978548540
19988468460
19998648640
20009019010
20019379370
20028998990
20038858850
20049059050
20059069060
20068888880
20079569560
20089299245
20099129120
20109279270
20118978970
20129259250
20139799790
20141,0421,0420

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 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruth" ranks #69 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 13 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1955. Across the entire United States a total of 6,204 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 "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 romp, you know how to have fun!

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

Your name in reverse order is "Htur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Urht". 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 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 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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Past life for Ruth born Dec 27, 1952

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 Sumatra approximately on 1200. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

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. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

Name poster for Ruth

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