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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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Origin and Meaning of Ruairi

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Ruairi is of Irish (Gealic) origin and means "Red King".

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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Ruairi

Ruairí Ó Bradaigh was a President of Republican Sinn Féin, President ofRepublican Sinn Féin, President of Sinn Féin, Teachta Dála, and Sinn Féin. Ruairí was born on October 2nd, 1932 in Longford, County Longford, Ireland. He breathed his last breath on June 5th, 2013.


Ruairí Robinson is a film director. Ruairí was born on February 15th, 1978 in Dublin.


Ruairi Quinn is a Minister for Education, Skills, Leader of the Labour Party, Minister for Finance, Minister for Enterprise, Employment, Teachta Dála, Senator, Leader of the Labour Party (Ireland), Minister for Finance (Ireland), Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, Innovation, . Ruairi was born on April 2nd, 1946 in Dublin.


Ruairí Harkin is a soccer player for the Coleraine F.C., Charlton Athletic F.C., Heybridge Swifts F.C., Derry City F.C., Finn Harps F.C., Northern Ireland national under-19 football team, Republic of Ireland national under-17 football team, and Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team. Ruairí was born on October 11th, 1989 in Derry.


Ruairí McKiernan is a social entrepreneur, activist, and social entrepreneurship. Ruairí was born on December 17th, 1977 in Cavan, Ireland.


Ruairí Convery is an athlete for the Swatragh GAC. Ruairí was born in 1984 in Swatragh GAC.


Fun Facts about the name Ruairi

  • How Popular is the name Ruairi? Ruairi is the 29,485th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ruairi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 165 babies born with the first name Ruairi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ruairi to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ruairi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1988 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ruairi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruairi is Monday, July 26th, 1982.
  • What year had the most people named Ruairi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruairi was in 2015 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ruairi: Your name in reverse order is Iriaur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uirira. How do you pronounce that?

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