Ruby

Ruby - A unique female name



  May 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ruby, meaning deep red precious stone, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #27. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ruby and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ruby? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ruby. The baby girl name Ruby was given to 2,872 baby girls in 2012, ranking #106 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 492 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ruby peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 22.



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Ruby is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ruby is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #16 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #265.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ruby is where you live.


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Ruby origin and meaning

Ruby is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means deep red precious stone. To see famous people named Ruby, pop culture references for the name Ruby and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ruby

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ruby, sorted by popularity.

Reba / Robbie / Reva / Rubi / Rubye / Rubie / Robbi / Riva / Rubbie / Rabia /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012106
2011109
2010113
2009108
2008113
2007117
2006137
2005130
2004158
2003192
2002209
2001233
2000262
1999260
1998258
1997282
1996295
1995263
1994278
1993269
1992273
1991286
1990294
1989342
1988394
1987383
1986402
1985390
1984381
1983375
1982374
1981342
1980364
1979351
1978344
1977359
1976353
1975350
1974356
1973346
1972351
1971342
1970358
1969345
1968353
1967317
1966312
1965276
1964270
1963238
1962263
1961247
1960230
1959216
1958202
1957198
1956179
1955172
1954162
1953150
1952145
1951140
1950132
1949123
1948114
1947112
1946107
194597
194487
194382
194277
194169
194067
193967
193861
193752
193651
193541
193441
193343
193238
193139
193036
192936
192834
192730
192631
192530
192426
192325
192226
192126
192027
191923
191827
191727
191623
191524
191424
191323
191223
191122
191027

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah16
Idaho29
Oregon31
Washington40
Arkansas49
Iowa57
Minnesota58
North Dakota63
California65
Nebraska67
Vermont75
Arizona75
Colorado75
Alaska83
Kansas84
Oklahoma87
Wisconsin89
Texas94
Rhode Island94
New Mexico97
Wyoming99
Montana101
Illinois102
Tennessee109
New Hampshire109
Indiana113
South Dakota114
Nevada119
Maryland129
Missouri131
Maine142
Virginia147
Connecticut147
New York157
Alabama158
Mississippi159
New Jersey166
Michigan167
Kentucky172
North Carolina173
Massachusetts175
Pennsylvania175
Ohio184
West Virginia186
Florida197
South Carolina198
District of Columbia205
Hawaii214
Georgia255
Louisiana265

Even more about Ruby


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ruby a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ruby?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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On chart
1911
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ruby
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 492
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,872

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