Ruby - Meaning of Ruby

What does Ruby mean?

[ 2 syll. ru-by, rub-y ] The baby boy name Ruby is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is RUW-Biy- †. Ruby is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Hebrew origins. Ruby is a diminutive form of the name Reuben (English, French, German, and Hebrew).

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Ruby is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1906, 0.019% of baby boys were given the name Ruby. It ranked at #430 then. The baby name has since markedly declined in popularity, and is today of sporadic use. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Ruby, Reuben was the most widely used in 2018. Ruby has in the past century been mostly given to girls. In 1940, the name Ruby was given to 81 times as many girls than boys.

Baby names that sound like Ruby include Rubee, Rubey, Rubi, Rubie, Raba, Rabab, Rabbah, Rabbi, Rabbie, Rabby, Rabee, Rabeeh, Rabey, Rabi, Rabie, Raby, Rafa, Rafe, Rafee, and Rafey.

† Pronunciation for Ruby: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"

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