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Ruby Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ruby?

Ranking 79th in popularity in the United States for girls in 2017, the name Ruby is popular.

Currently in the top 100, this name has been part of the top 500 most popular since 1880, when the Social Security Administration began record keeping.

Position 22, its highest popularity RANKING, was reached in 1911.

However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1924 with 8,406 occurrences.

The least number of children given the name Ruby was 92 in 1880.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Ruby occurred roughly during the years 1880-1894, 1895-1900, 1901-1916, 1996-2007, and 2010-2014, whereas 1963-1968 were years of successive downward movement.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at a mid point.

How popular will Ruby be?

The popularity trend for Ruby has been soaring upward for a while. , continuing the trend, the number of children named Ruby lately has risen.

The name Ruby is favored by many parents and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Ruby (Girl)Ruby (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 3,540 79 6 11,869
2016 3,826 70 8 9,481
2015 3,460 83 < 5 --
2014 3,422 90 < 5 --
2013 3,310 93 10 7,975
2012 2,911 105 7 10,519
2011 2,766 109 6 11,963
2010 2,793 113 5 13,853
2009 3,017 108 5 14,076
2008 3,017 113 5 14,195
2007 2,895 116 8 9,587
2006 2,578 137 11 7,320
2005 2,470 130 < 5 --
2004 2,119 158 < 5 --
2003 1,704 191 11 6,632
2002 1,579 208 < 5 --
2001 1,364 232 7 9,029
2000 1,264 258 7 8,943
1999 1,209 261 6 9,656
1998 1,207 256 11 5,761
1997 1,037 281 5 10,503
1996 985 295 10 5,882
1995 1,053 260 13 4,734
1994 1,031 271 15 4,250
1993 1,032 266 23 3,017
1992 1,039 272 16 3,884
1991 1,005 277 17 3,602
1990 953 291 21 3,040
1989 763 330 23 2,762
1988 621 385 21 2,752
1987 631 369 11 4,184
1986 558 401 9 4,764
1985 592 385 12 3,757
1984 595 380 14 3,242
1983 592 377 12 3,581
1982 622 371 14 3,252
1981 676 345 12 3,569
1980 660 357 11 3,797
1979 660 352 8 4,772
1978 629 346 8 4,478
1977 601 364 6 5,714
1976 614 350 8 4,344
1975 629 346 10 3,617
1974 601 359 6 5,117
1973 636 344 10 3,405
1972 638 348 9 3,547
1971 730 346 12 2,944
1970 695 358 9 3,474
1969 682 343 7 3,868
1968 638 352 11 2,701
1967 746 318 11 2,581
1966 806 311 13 2,311
1965 984 276 12 2,448
1964 1,114 269 14 2,294
1963 1,381 236 11 2,652
1962 1,148 263 10 2,812
1961 1,275 245 9 3,059
1960 1,389 229 14 2,300
1959 1,501 215 8 3,244
1958 1,638 202 10 2,787
1957 1,784 197 5 4,456
1956 1,992 179 21 1,757
1955 2,011 173 14 2,209
1954 2,143 162 17 1,945
1953 2,340 150 21 1,704
1952 2,373 145 20 1,744
1951 2,352 140 16 1,960
1950 2,416 130 21 1,648
1949 2,576 123 23 1,576
1948 2,894 114 13 2,204
1947 3,070 112 23 1,589
1946 3,048 105 33 1,233
1945 2,906 95 22 1,435
1944 3,190 87 27 1,307
1943 3,467 82 28 1,337
1942 3,519 77 28 1,331
1941 3,583 69 25 1,368
1940 3,618 66 46 948
1939 3,712 67 31 1,192
1938 3,941 61 49 909
1937 4,288 52 53 843
1936 4,226 51 48 891
1935 4,763 41 57 830
1934 4,979 39 53 868
1933 4,943 43 54 849
1932 5,469 38 53 885
1931 5,333 39 63 793
1930 5,991 36 62 831
1929 6,151 36 64 812
1928 6,692 34 54 926
1927 7,264 30 81 724
1926 7,473 30 58 887
1925 7,844 30 65 829
1924 8,406 26 66 847
1923 8,231 25 59 891
1922 8,003 26 55 946
1921 8,333 26 74 788
1920 8,337 26 76 762
1919 8,334 24 56 896
1918 8,134 27 79 721
1917 7,662 27 51 897
1916 7,685 23 64 770
1915 7,237 24 58 801
1914 5,625 24 43 814
1913 4,913 23 50 635
1912 4,452 23 51 566
1911 3,372 22 29 572
1910 2,893 27 23 616
1909 2,524 27 15 746
1908 2,229 33 9 1,013
1907 2,113 34 23 493
1906 1,962 36 27 430
1905 1,885 38 15 632
1904 1,701 41 21 478
1903 1,538 42 19 501
1902 1,458 47 14 611
1901 1,225 49 13 585
1900 1,541 51 22 511
1899 1,103 52 11 652
1898 1,191 58 15 566
1897 1,025 57 11 672
1896 994 66 18 494
1895 954 66 19 474
1894 874 67 13 591
1893 769 71 9 757
1892 695 74 8 849
1891 554 80 11 587
1890 540 81 5 1,132
1889 522 78 5 1,089
1888 445 94 12 602
1887 309 105 9 673
1886 301 106 5 1,082
1885 272 106 5 1,074
1884 244 109 < 5 --
1883 163 127 < 5 --
1882 136 132 < 5 --
1881 119 133 < 5 --
1880 92 149 6 891

United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.