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First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1993 7 0 7
1994 7 0 7
1995 11 0 11
1996 10 0 10
1997 13 0 13
1998 10 0 10
1999 13 0 13
2000 15 0 15
2001 16 0 16
2002 23 0 23
2003 22 0 22
2004 24 0 24
2005 36 0 36
2006 29 0 29
2007 48 0 48
2008 50 0 50
2009 53 0 53
2010 64 0 64
2011 94 0 94
2012 118 0 118
2013 119 0 119
2014 155 0 155
2015 138 0 138

Fun Facts about the name Ruger

  • How many people with the first name Ruger have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,075 babies born with the first name Ruger in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ruger to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ruger? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Ruger first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruger is Thursday, November 7th, 1901.
  • What year had the most people named Ruger born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruger was in 2014 with a total of 155 babies.
  • Random Ruger Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ruger is not a popular baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Ruger: Your name in reverse order is Regur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Urerg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruger? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 870 people with the last name Ruger.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruger? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ruger as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Ruger as a first name

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Popularity of Ruger as a last name

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Common first names for Ruger

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruger U.S.
  White 88.51% 64.26%
  African American 4.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruger

People with the last name Ruger are most frequently White

Entire United States

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ruger" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ruger as well as things modernly associated with the name Ruger such as celebrities named Ruger.

  1. An American surname​.
  2. A firearm manufactured by the Ruger company.

Other Inspirations for the Name Ruger

Ruger 10/22
Ruger Gp100
Ruger Lc9
Ruger Lcp
Ruger Mini 14
Ruger Precision Rifle
Ruger Sp101
Ruger Sr22
Ruger Sr9
Ruger Firearms

What does the name Ruger mean?

Ris for romantic, hopelessly so

Uis for unite, you bring people together.

Gis for grace, an admirable trait!

Eis for elate, you make others happy.

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

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