Ruel

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2k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ruel

User Submitted Origins

     Dutch
67%
     English
17%
     Filipino (Philippines)
17%

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Kansas, United States, the name Ruel is of Dutch origin and means "an angel that came down to Earth to make the world a better place and to sing sweet songs".
  • A user from Singapore says the name Ruel is of Dutch origin and means "An angel that came down from heaven to bless our ears.".
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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Ruel

Ruel Fox is a soccer player for the Norwich City F.C., Newcastle United F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., England national football B team, and Montserrat national football team. Ruel was born on January 14th, 1968 in Ipswich, England.

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Ruel S. Bayani is a director, writer, producer, and editor. His ongoing career started in 1997. Ruel was given the name Ruel Santos Bayani in Philippines.

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Ruel was born on September 6th, 1985 in Bridgetown.

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Ruel Dahis Antipuesto is a film director, cinematography, director, and cinematographer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2002 to present. Ruel was born Ruel Dahis Antipuesto on August 13th, 1973 in Ozamiz.

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Ruel was born in 1869. He left this life in 1937.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruel

Muddy Ruel was a baseball. Muddy was born on February 20th, 1896 in St. Louis. He breathed his last breath on November 13th, 1963.

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Pat Ruel is an american football player for the Seattle Seahawks. Pat was born on December 5th, 1950 in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Jean was born in 1474. He left this life on September 24th, 1537.

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Connie Ruel is a writer, restaurateur, culinary art, and food / wine instructor. Connie was given the name Constance D'Amore .

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Johann was born in 1638 in Antwerp. He left this life in 1685.

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Augustin-Guillaume was born on April 17th, 1805. He breathed his last breath on September 29th, 1871.

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How popular is the baby name Ruel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1891 5 0 5
1892 7 0 7
1893 10 0 10
1894 7 0 7
1897 6 0 6
1898 7 0 7
1899 5 0 5
1900 7 0 7
1901 6 0 6
1903 11 0 11
1905 7 0 7
1906 9 0 9
1907 7 0 7
1908 6 0 6
1909 9 0 9
1910 8 0 8
1911 6 0 6
1912 21 0 21
1913 29 5 24
1914 28 0 28
1915 49 0 49
1916 32 0 32
1917 29 0 29
1918 29 0 29
1919 34 0 34
1920 30 0 30
1921 38 0 38
1922 38 0 38
1923 38 0 38
1924 47 0 47
1925 46 0 46
1926 33 0 33
1927 42 0 42
1928 28 0 28
1929 32 0 32
1930 31 0 31
1931 24 0 24
1932 26 0 26
1933 37 0 37
1934 26 0 26
1935 15 0 15
1936 30 0 30
1937 20 0 20
1938 21 0 21
1939 30 0 30
1940 19 0 19
1941 17 0 17
1942 22 0 22
1943 14 0 14
1944 19 0 19
1945 17 0 17
1946 25 0 25
1947 17 0 17
1948 15 0 15
1949 15 0 15
1950 23 0 23
1951 16 0 16
1952 11 0 11
1953 15 0 15
1954 14 0 14
1955 16 0 16
1956 16 0 16
1957 16 0 16
1958 13 0 13
1959 14 0 14
1960 18 0 18
1961 10 0 10
1962 9 0 9
1963 8 0 8
1964 11 0 11
1965 8 0 8
1966 12 0 12
1967 15 0 15
1968 16 0 16
1969 9 0 9
1970 13 0 13
1971 15 0 15
1972 9 0 9
1973 9 0 9
1974 10 0 10
1975 7 0 7
1976 12 0 12
1977 10 0 10
1978 6 0 6
1979 8 0 8
1980 9 0 9
1981 6 0 6
1982 6 0 6
1983 8 0 8
1984 6 0 6
1985 7 0 7
1986 11 0 11
1987 8 0 8
1988 6 0 6
1989 12 0 12
1990 14 0 14
1991 10 0 10
1992 10 0 10
1993 13 0 13
1994 8 0 8
1995 9 0 9
1997 6 0 6
1998 10 0 10
1999 6 0 6
2000 6 0 6
2001 8 0 8
2002 9 0 9
2003 8 0 8
2004 12 0 12
2005 8 0 8
2009 5 0 5
2010 11 0 11
2011 9 0 9
2012 7 0 7
2013 9 0 9
2014 13 0 13
2016 8 0 8
2017 7 0 7
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Ruel

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ruel as a first name

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Popularity of Ruel as a last name

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Common last names for Ruel

  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Wilson
  • Walker
  • Jones
  • Young
  • Cook

Common first names for Ruel

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruel U.S.
  White 85.94% 64.26%
  African American 1.23% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruel

People with the last name Ruel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ruel

  • How Popular is the name Ruel? Ruel is the 7,129th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ruel was the 19,480th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ruel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,850 babies born with the first name Ruel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ruel to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ruel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ruel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruel is Saturday, July 15th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Ruel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruel was in 1915 with a total of 49 babies.
  • Random Ruel Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ruel is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Ruel: Your name in reverse order is Leur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Luer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,387 people with the last name Ruel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ruel as their last name since less than 1 person in 213k 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).
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