Ruby Name Gender

Is Ruby a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 99.7% of babies named Ruby were girls.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Infographic of Ruby name meaning, which is Ruby comes from the red precious gem stone, named from the Latin rubeus meaning red.
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Ruby Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ruby? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Ruby was the 74th most popular girls name, representing 0.2578% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Ruby has been the 110th most popular girls name, representing 0.2138% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 27 2,875 0.8166%
1911 22 3,349 0.8993%
1912 23 4,438 0.88%
1913 23 4,897 0.8637%
1914 24 5,609 0.8048%
1915 24 7,230 0.7958%
1916 23 7,669 0.7939%
1917 27 7,649 0.7646%
1918 27 8,124 0.757%
1919 24 8,325 0.795%
1920 27 8,326 0.7488%
1921 26 8,329 0.7274%
1922 26 7,991 0.7173%
1923 25 8,223 0.7342%
1924 26 8,401 0.7234%
1925 30 7,834 0.6931%
1926 31 7,463 0.6785%
1927 30 7,259 0.6558%
1928 34 6,680 0.6243%
1929 36 6,142 0.593%
1930 36 5,973 0.5718%
1931 39 5,322 0.5392%
1932 38 5,454 0.552%
1933 43 4,929 0.5291%
1934 40 4,966 0.5137%
1935 41 4,757 0.4895%
1936 51 4,208 0.4368%
1937 52 4,269 0.4332%
1938 61 3,923 0.3832%
1939 67 3,702 0.3639%
1940 67 3,599 0.3386%
1941 69 3,566 0.3168%
1942 77 3,508 0.2778%
1943 82 3,441 0.2636%
1944 87 3,174 0.2561%
1945 97 2,873 0.2356%
1946 107 3,033 0.2055%
1947 112 3,051 0.1828%
1948 114 2,873 0.18%
1949 123 2,561 0.1592%
1950 132 2,379 0.1478%
1951 140 2,333 0.1376%
1952 145 2,358 0.1351%
1953 150 2,315 0.1308%
1954 162 2,119 0.1159%
1955 172 1,992 0.1083%
1956 179 1,970 0.1043%
1957 198 1,756 0.0913%
1958 202 1,597 0.0845%
1959 216 1,469 0.0773%
1960 230 1,360 0.0718%
1961 247 1,238 0.0656%
1962 263 1,118 0.0609%
1963 238 1,344 0.0749%
1964 269 1,089 0.0619%
1965 276 949 0.058%
1966 311 772 0.0494%
1967 317 711 0.0469%
1968 351 595 0.0396%
1969 344 644 0.0418%
1970 357 657 0.0413%
1971 341 703 0.0468%
1972 350 594 0.0436%
1973 345 595 0.0459%
1974 354 570 0.0439%
1975 348 585 0.0455%
1976 352 565 0.0438%
1977 358 572 0.0424%
1978 342 597 0.0444%
1979 352 620 0.044%
1980 364 610 0.0417%
1981 342 648 0.0441%
1982 374 574 0.0384%
1983 375 565 0.0383%
1984 381 551 0.037%
1985 390 542 0.0357%
1986 402 519 0.0344%
1987 380 576 0.0377%
1988 394 570 0.0366%
1989 342 713 0.0442%
1990 294 914 0.0551%
1991 286 946 0.058%
1992 273 999 0.0626%
1993 269 990 0.0635%
1994 279 977 0.0637%
1995 262 1,018 0.0675%
1996 295 947 0.0632%
1997 282 998 0.0675%
1998 258 1,168 0.078%
1999 260 1,182 0.0789%
2000 262 1,224 0.0801%
2001 233 1,329 0.0882%
2002 208 1,558 0.104%
2003 192 1,682 0.1106%
2004 158 2,098 0.1377%
2005 130 2,464 0.1612%
2006 137 2,553 0.163%
2007 117 2,882 0.1827%
2008 113 3,011 0.1948%
2009 108 3,010 0.2014%
2010 113 2,787 0.1934%
2011 109 2,751 0.1931%
2012 106 2,908 0.2041%
2013 93 3,307 0.2323%
2014 90 3,418 0.2346%
2015 82 3,456 0.2375%
2016 71 3,821 0.265%
2017 78 3,540 0.2537%
2018 74 3,542 0.2578%

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Names Like Ruby

If you like Ruby, you’ll love these other names like Ruby.


What names are diminutives of Ruby?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Ruby sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ruby, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Bea

A diminutive of Beatrice.

English

#2,429 (0.0012%)  
Rue

Regret

English

#2,986 (0.0005%)  

What names are variants of Ruby?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ruby.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rubee

The red gemstone

English

Rubena

See, a son

Hebrew

Rubetta

The red gemstone

English

Rubey

The red gemstone

English

Rubi

The red gemstone

English

#1,247 (0.0076%)  
Rubia

The red gemstone

English

Rubianne

The red gemstone

English

Rubie

The red gemstone

English

#2,899 (0.0006%)  
Rubina

See, a son; the red gemstone

Hebrew

Rubinia

The red gemstone

English

Rubyna

The red gemstone

English


What names sound like Ruby?

If you like how Ruby sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ruby.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Reba

A diminutive form of Rebecca.

Roba

Bright fame

German

Robby

Bright fame

German

Robi

Bright fame

German

Robin

A short variant form of Roberta.

German

#913 (0.0154%)  
Rupa

Bright fame

German

Ruth

Friend

Hebrew

#258 (0.0882%)  
Ruthie

Friend, companion

Hebrew

#1,173 (0.0085%)  

What names are similar to Ruby?

Find a name that’s like Ruby, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Callie

Beautiful one

Greek

#185 (0.1133%)  
Diamond

Of high value; brilliant

English

#1,044 (0.0114%)  
Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

#37 (0.3778%)  
Emerald

Precious gemstone

Spanish

#965 (0.0137%)  
Emmy

Rival

German

#509 (0.0396%)  
Gemma

Precious stone

Italian

#220 (0.0984%)  
Jewel

Plaything, delight

French

#779 (0.0201%)  
Lucy

Of the light

English

#51 (0.3169%)  
Remi

Rower

French

#173 (0.119%)  
Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

#87 (0.2363%)  

Lists With Ruby

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Ruby.


Siblings of Ruby

Mamas with kids named Ruby also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rowan

Of the rowan tree

Gaelic

#129 (0.2198%)  

8 Comments

  1. My husband and I actually agreed on a girl name before I was even pregnant. We were talking and I was listing girl names like Alyssa and Capri and he was listing Diamond and Pearl and Ruby. I asked why he kept listing gem names and he responded “because she’s my precious little gem” and it stuck. Ruby was my favorite because I think it’s the cutest of the gem names, it’s the stone in my engagement ring and my favorite gem, and you still have a possible nickname like ru. We’ve been singing ruby scooby doo and rubychu because she sounds like a Pok?mon when she hiccups. Everyone loves the name and I haven’t ran into anyone else who is named that.

  2. She is named after my great grandma who passed away, so it’s special to me

  3. I named my daughter Ruby after my great grandmother. I always loved the name it always sounded so beautiful to me and grown up and mature. I love that I named her ruby and now her nicknames are kangaruby and ruerue and rubydubie.

  4. My yougest son chose my girls name or to more accurate, she told him what her name was. I had a name I really liked but one morning he woke up and came to me telling me he knew her name. He lifted me shirt and and put his hands on my belly with his cheek and ear pressed against my 32 week belly. He said, ” Good morning Ruby, it was nice to meet you last night.” My eyes filled up with tears and so she was named. He was 2 and a half at the time. When folks meet her they think we named her for her red hair.

    For what I dont like about the name, seems everyone and their mother is named Ruby!!

  5. I named her after my grandma that died when I was only 4 years. She was supposed to be due around her birthday.

  6. I knew I wanted our daughters name to be a precious stone, and fell in love with Ruby when I saw it.

  7. Our first Daughter is named Jade and we wanted to honor my husbands great aunt so we went with another Stone name.

    I love that it is a precious stone and that its a some what older name

    She is wild and energetic like her great aunt Ruby

  8. We lived in a town donned the “Ruby of the Rockies.” We hadn’t given much consideration to Ruby, but had it on our short list of girl names. When she arrived, she was just so totally a “Ruby” in our eyes! A mountain jewel.


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