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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ruger

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  • According to a user from Alaska, United States, the name Ruger means "The gun".
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International Interest
  1. An American surname​.
  2. A firearm manufactured by the Ruger company.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruger

William B. Ruger was an inventor, industrialist, and businessman. William was given the name William Batterman Ruger on June 21st, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He passed away on July 6th, 2002.


Thomas Howard Ruger is a military person. His military service ended in 1854.


William was born on January 30th, 1824. He left this life on January 14th, 1892.


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
2016 173 6 167
2017 165 0 165
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Ruger

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Popularity in the US

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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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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

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Fun Facts about the name Ruger

  • How Popular is the name Ruger? Ruger is the 8,452nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ruger was the 27,646th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ruger have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,413 babies born with the first name Ruger in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ruger to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • 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 2016 with a total of 167 babies.
  • Random Ruger Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ruger is not a popular baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 2015.
  • 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 Ruerg. 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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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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