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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Origin and Meaning of Ruba

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from India says the name Ruba is of Arabic origin and means "Gift of God".
  • A user from Netherlands says the name Ruba is of Arabic origin and means "Green hills".
  • A submission from United Arab Emirates says the name Ruba means "Hill ... Green Hill" and is of Arabic origin.
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Notable Persons Named Ruba

Ruba Nadda is a film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, & film editor, film editing, and &film editor. She was most active from 1997 to present. Ruba was born on December 6th, 1972 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Ruba is a soccer player.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruba

Ruba is a soccer player.


Where is the name Ruba popular?

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Popularity of Ruba as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruba U.S.
  White 74.90% 64.26%
  African American 3.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 13.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruba

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

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Fun Facts about the name Ruba

  • How Popular is the name Ruba? Ruba is the 17,835th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ruba was the 76,533rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ruba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 428 babies born with the first name Ruba in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ruba 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 Ruba? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Ruba first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruba is Saturday, January 15th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Ruba born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruba was in 1996 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Ruba Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ruba is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Ruba: Your name in reverse order is Abur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rbua. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruba? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 251 people with the last name Ruba.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruba? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ruba as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.