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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ruiz mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ruiz

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  • According to a user from North Carolina, United States, the name Ruiz is of Spanish origin and means ""Beauty, Grace, Intellect".".
  • A user from New York, United States says the name Ruiz is of Spanish origin and means "Beauty, Grace, Intellect".
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From Ruy +‎ -ez.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Ruiz

Ruiz was born on August 18th, 1973.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruiz

Dina was given the name Dina Marie Ruiz on July 11th, 1965 in Castro Valley, California.


Paulina Gaitán Ruíz is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Paulina was given the name Paulina Gaitan Ruiz on February 19th, 1992 in Mexico City.


Miguel Ángel Ruiz is a personal development writer. Miguel was born on August 27th, 1952 in Mexico.


Jr. was born on September 1st, 1989 in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Jr. is also known as Ponce Ruiz and Andrés (Spanish).


John Ruiz is a boxer. John was born on January 4th, 1972 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States.


Bryan Ruiz is a soccer player for the Sporting Clube de Portugal, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, K.A.A. Gent, FC Twente, Fulham F.C., PSV Eindhoven, and Costa Rica national football team. Bryan was born on August 18th, 1985 in San José, Costa Rica.


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Popularity of Ruiz as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruiz U.S.
  White 5.17% 64.26%
  African American 0.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.03% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.24% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruiz

People with the last name Ruiz are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ruiz

  • How Popular is the name Ruiz? Ruiz is the 84,012th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ruiz was the 89th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ruiz have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Ruiz in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ruiz? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2003 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ruiz first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruiz is Saturday, September 6th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Ruiz born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruiz was in 2003 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ruiz: Your name in reverse order is Ziur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Zuir. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruiz? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 238,234 people with the last name Ruiz.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruiz? Ruiz was ranked as the 89th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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