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604
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since 1880
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278
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rui

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Wiktionary
  1. A Japanese male given name
  2. A Portuguese male given name

Rui was also found in the following language(s): Japanese and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Rui

Rui was born on June 14th, 1975 in Barcelos, Portugal.

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Rui Patrício is a soccer player for the Sporting Clube de Portugal, Portugal national under-16 football team, Portugal national under-17 football team, and Portugal national under-18 football team. Rui was born on February 15th, 1988 in Marrazes, Portugal.

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Rui Costa is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, AD Fafe, ACF Fiorentina, A.C. Milan, Portugal national under-18 football team, Portugal national under-20 football team, and Portugal national under-21 football team. Rui was born on March 29th, 1972 in Amadora, Portugal.

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Rui En is a mandopop, rhythm, and blues musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2000. Rui is also known as 芮恩(used in Taiwan as a singer).

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Rui Fonte is a soccer player for the S.C. Braga, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Arsenal F.C., Crystal Palace F.C., Vitória F.C., RCD Espanyol B, RCD Espanyol, S.L. Benfica B, S.L. Benfica, C.F. Os Belenenses, Portugal national under-17 football team, Portugal national under-18 football team, and an. Rui was born on April 23rd, 1990 in Penafiel, Portugal.

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Rui Vitória is a soccer player for the S.L. Benfica, F.C. Alverca, Seixal F.C., and Casa Pia A.C. Rui was born on April 16th, 1970 in Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rui

Mário Rui is a soccer player for the Empoli F.C., Sporting Clube de Portugal, Valencia CF, S.L. Benfica, C.D. Fátima, S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, A.S. Gubbio 1910, Spezia Calcio, Portugal national under-17 football team, Portugal national under-19 football team, and Portugal national under-20. Mário was born on May 27th, 1991 in Sines, Portugal. Mário is also known as Silva Duarte and Mário Rui.

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Hai Rui is a government official. Hai was born on January 23rd, 1514 in Qiongshan, Hainan, China.

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Su Rui is a mandopop, cantopop, and j-pop singing. She plays Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 1980. Su was born on June 13th, 1952. Su is also known as Julie Su and Julie Sue.

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Rui is a soccer player for the Hibernians F.C., CA Bembibre, CU Collado Villalba, Elche CF Ilicitano, Real Ávila CF, CF Palencia, UD Logroñés, Enosis Neon Paralimni FC, and Equatorial Guinea national football team. Rui was born on May 28th, 1985 in Bembibre, Spain.

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Li was born in 1917 in China.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 5 0 5
1971 20 0 20
1972 13 0 13
1973 7 0 7
1974 21 0 21
1975 21 0 21
1976 13 0 13
1977 17 0 17
1978 19 0 19
1979 15 0 15
1980 15 0 15
1981 9 0 9
1982 8 0 8
1983 16 0 16
1984 15 0 15
1985 7 0 7
1986 12 0 12
1987 8 0 8
1988 10 0 10
1989 5 0 5
1990 9 0 9
1991 9 0 9
1992 8 0 8
1995 7 0 7
1996 9 0 9
1997 12 0 12
1998 9 0 9
1999 5 0 5
2000 7 0 7
2001 8 0 8
2002 10 0 10
2003 12 0 12
2004 7 0 7
2005 9 0 9
2006 23 5 18
2007 19 0 19
2008 24 0 24
2009 14 5 9
2010 13 0 13
2011 27 0 27
2012 10 0 10
2013 23 5 18
2014 19 0 19
2015 19 0 19
2016 23 5 18
2017 13 0 13

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Popularity of Rui as a last name

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Common last names for Rui

  • Chen
  • Huang
  • Wu

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rui U.S.
  White 11.87% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 72.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 12.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rui

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

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Fun Facts about the name Rui

  • How Popular is the name Rui? Rui is the 14,485th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rui was the 70,403rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rui have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 604 babies born with the first name Rui in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rui 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 Rui? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rui first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rui is Monday, June 6th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Rui born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rui was in 2011 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Rui Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rui is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Rui: Your name in reverse order is Iur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iur. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rui? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 278 people with the last name Rui.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rui? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rui 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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