Ruby: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ruby

Ruby

Pronunciation: ROO-bee (key)

Origin of the name Ruby:

Taken from the name of the deep red gem. Ruby is derived from the Latin rubeus (reddish) via the Old French rubi.

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Rubi, Rubie

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Comments and insights on the name Ruby: | Edit

Our daughter is named Ruby. We wanted a sweet and short name to go with our long and "tough" German last name. Like her name, she is the sweetest and most lovey dovey girl. Ruby is girly, yet can be a toughy. Her personality spirited and bright. She sings and dances and tells jokes. She is also polite and caring. People remember her where ever we go and is complimented on her name quite often. She was born March 2008. We live in NYC.

I love the name Ruby, I think it is very pretty! I am not one for common names, so I've been trying to make up some names with Ruby as a nickname. So far I have Rubalie (Roo-buh-lee) and Rubaline (Roo-buh-lIne).

Personal experiences with the name Ruby: | Edit

My daughter's name is Ruby Virginia. We live on the East Coast and she was born December 2009.

My niece is called Ruby Aurora. Her nickname is Roo.

My name is Ruby. My parents named my that because it is a family name on both sides, and they loved it! I love my name so much, and I like that it is not very common for my generation. (born in 2000) I've never met anyone my age with the same name. People sometimes call me Rubes. I occasionally get called Rubix Cube, which I HATE. :)

My cousin is called Ruby May/Mae (not sure on the spelling) as her first and middle names. Her little sister is called Megan Rose. The sweetest names ever!

My name is Ruby. My parents have always liked that name and I like having it because it isn't that popular for my generation, so I feel unique. My middle name is Louise, so my parents call me Ruby-loo. Other nicknames are Rhubarb, Roo, Rubes, Rooboo (I hate that but people think its funny), Ruhubdarb(??? no idea why),Ruberry, and Rube. Also no parent or teacher who I've ever met has failed to call me (or sing) Ruby Tuesday when they meet me.

Nicknames for Ruby: | Edit

Ru (pronounced Roo)
Rue (pronounced Roo)
Rhubarb
Rubes
Ruby-loo
Bee
Rubix Cube
Ruby-doobie
Rubbery
Rubby
Roob
Rubster (pronounced Roob-ster)
Goobie or Gooby
Oobi OObie
Roober
Rubes
rube

Meanings and history of the name Ruby: | Edit

The Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July.
The ruby is one of the four gemstones, and ranges in color from pink to deep red. Rubies consist of corundum, an aluminum oxide and the red color is caused by the presence of chromium. The word ruby originates from the latin word ruber, meaning red.

Famous real-life people named Ruby: | Edit

Ruby Aldridge, American supermodel
Ruby Dee, American actress and writer
Ruby Rose, Australian model and MTV VJ
Ruby Catherine Stevens, birth name of American actress Barbara Stanwyck
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer

Ruby in song, story & screen: | Edit

Ruby Jane Northrop, an orphan, the younger sister of Flora Marie Northrop, loves to preform, stubborn, a protagonist in the book series "Main Street" by Ann M. Martin
Ruby, a played by Amy Smart on the TV show "Felicity."
Ruby Lavender, from "Love, Ruby Lavender" by Deborah Wiles
Song "Ruby" by the British rock band Kaiser Chiefs
Ruby Thewes, a character in the movie and novel "Cold Mountain".
Ruby is a character in the book "The Friends" by Rosa Guy
Ruby, the treacherous demon from CW's 'Supernatural' is played by Katie Cassidy and Genevieve Cortese
Ruby-Song by The Smashing Pumpkins.

Ruby -- Ray Charles
Ruby Tuesday -- Rolling Stones
Ruby -- Kenny Rogers
Ruby -- Kaiser Chiefs
Ruby Baby -- Dion
Ruby -- Tom Wopat
Thru the Eyes of Ruby -- Smashing Pumpkins
Ruby Soho -- Rancid
Ruby Sees All -- Cake
Ruby's Arms -- Tom Waits
Ruby -- Foster the People

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