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Ruth Meaning


What does Ruth mean?

The name Ruth is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Ruth is "companion".

Ruth is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Ruth.

The Given Name Ruth

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

A special name that is sure to be loved.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Ruth falls into the name categories biblical, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ruth Gordon, and Ruth Jacott.

Ruth Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 265 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,234 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 264 in baby name popularity for girls with 1,204 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

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

Ruth Related Names

The names Rut, Ruta, Rute are all forms of Ruth.

Ruth has the diminutive (nickname) Ruthie.

Famous Ruths

  • Ruth ~ Biblical Character (Ruth 1:4)
  • Ruth Gordon ~ Actress
  • Ruth Jacott ~ Musician

Ruth 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 Ruth.

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Ruth Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ruth.

Just for fun, see the name Ruth 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 Ruth in Nautical Flags page.