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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Type genus of the Rutaceae; strong-scented Eurasian herbs

Notable Persons Named Ruta

Ruta Gedmintas is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Ruta was born on August 23rd, 1983 in Canterbury.


Ruta Lee is an actress. She was most prominent from 1953 to 1953. Ruta was given the name Ruta Mary Kilmonis on May 30th, 1935 in Montreal. Ruta is also known as Rita Kilmonis and Ruta Kilmonis.


Rūta was born on March 19th, 1997 in Kaunas, Lithuania.


Ruta was born on February 4th, 1927.


Ruta was born Ruta Sepetys on November 19th, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Ruta is also known as Šepetys and Rūta (Lithuanian).


Ruth was given the name Ruta Anna Tarvydas in Kempten, Germany. She left this life on May 16th, 2014.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruta

Domenica was born in Danvers, Massachusetts.


Jason Ruta is a television host, actor, and radio personality. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Jason was given the name Jason Steven Ruta on August 7th, 1979 in Winnipeg.



Pietro was born on August 6th, 1987 in Gravedona.


Marcello Ruta is a in the field of paleontology. Marcello was born in Italy.


Clemente was born on May 9th, 1668. He breathed his last breath on November 11th, 1767.


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Popularity of Ruta as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruta U.S.
  White 88.40% 64.26%
  African American 1.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruta

People with the last name Ruta are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Ruta

  • How Popular is the name Ruta? Ruta is the 21,360th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ruta was the 34,539th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ruta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 310 babies born with the first name Ruta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ruta 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 Ruta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ruta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruta is Tuesday, November 19th, 1907.
  • What year had the most people named Ruta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruta was in 1964 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Ruta Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ruta is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Ruta: Your name in reverse order is Atur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ruat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 655 people with the last name Ruta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruta? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ruta as their last name since less than 1 person in 455k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.