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Origin & Meaning

The name Ruby is of French origin.

The meaning of Ruby is "ruby".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "behold a son, a gem".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 90  in baby name popularity for girls with 3383 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Ruby Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ruby has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ruby to other names.


What will your new little Ruby be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

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Related Names

Ruby is a diminutive (nickname) of Reuben.

Variants of the name Ruby include Rubie, Rubye.

The name Rubina is a form of Ruby.

Other Tidbits

Ruby falls into the name categories classic, gem or mineral.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ruby Dee, Ruby Keeler.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ruby in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ruby.

Just for fun, see the name Ruby in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ruby in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.