First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A rare polyvalent metallic element of the platinum group; it is found associated with platinum

Notable Persons Named Ru


Ru was born on September 13th, 1925 in Shanghai. She breathed her last breath on October 7th, 1998.


He breathed his last breath in 892.


He died in 885.


Ru was born on July 24th, 1917. He passed away on March 14th, 1988.


He was most prominent from 1946 to 1991. Ru was born in 1916 in Suzhou. He passed away on July 13th, 1991.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ru

Lil' Ru is a hip hop music rapping. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Lil' was given the name Sylvester Samuels on October 12th, 1985. Lil' is also known as Samuels and Sylvester.


Bei Ru is a dj and composer. Bei was given the name Baruir Panossian on December 12th, 1980.


Qiao was born on January 5th, 1995.


Peter was born in 1946.


Bryan Tan Yu Ru is a sports team member for the Balestier Khalsa FC.


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Popularity of Ru as a last name

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Common last names for Ru

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ru U.S.
  White 19.95% 64.26%
  African American 3.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 66.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ru

People with the last name Ru are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ru

  • How Popular is the name Ru? As a last name Ru was the 48,901st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Ru first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Ru is Thursday, May 20th, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Ru? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Ru. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Ru: Your name in reverse order is Ur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ru. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ru? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 431 people with the last name Ru.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ru? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ru as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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