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Ruby Meaning


What does Ruby mean?

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".

Ruby is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ru-by.

The Given Name Ruby

Ruby is a diminutive of Reuben. See Reuben for further details.

Embraced by many parents, the name Ruby, is one of warmth and strength.

A special name that is sure to be loved.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

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

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ruby Dee, Ruby Gillis, and Ruby Wax.

Ruby Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 74 in baby name popularity for girls with 3,552 occurrences. It ranked 11,795 in baby name popularity for boys with 6 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 78 in baby name popularity for girls with 3,566 occurrences. It ranked 11,909 in baby name popularity for boys with 6 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Ruby has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Ruby Name Popularity Page.

Ruby Related Names

Ruby is a diminutive of Reuben.

Variants of the name Ruby include Rubie, Rubye.

The name Rubina is a form of Ruby.

Famous Rubys

  • Ruby Dee ~ Actress
  • Ruby Gillis ~ Anne of Green Gables character
  • Ruby Wax ~ Actress

Ruby Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Ruby.

Children named Ruby are often curious and academic but most of all they are read more >>

Ruby 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.