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Gender: F Meaning of Ruby: "deep red precious stone" Origin of Ruby: Latin Ruby's Popularity in 2015: #83

Ruby, vibrant red, sassy and sultry, has definitely outshone the other revived vintage gem names, with its sparkling resume of cultural references.

Ruby is an early rock classic -- think the Rolling Stones hit "Ruby Tuesday" --and other songs like "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love from Me." She's appeared in such works as Cold Mountain and been associated with performers like Ruby Keeler (born Ethel) and Ruby Dee. Chosen by Tobey Maguire and a number of other celebs, Ruby makes a cool yet warm choice.

For the past few years, Ruby has been a huge hit across the English-speaking world: right now she's Number 10 in Australia, 15 in England and Wales and 22 in Ireland. Her highest point in the US was from 1900 to 1936, when she was in the Top 50--but she could surpass that number if enthusiasm for her continues to grow. In 2013, she vaulted back into the Top 100 again and is now at Number 83.

Famous People Named Ruby

Ruby Ferguson (born Rubie Constance Ashby), English children's author
Ruby Florence Murray, Irish singer
Ruby Aldridge, American supermodel
Ruby Dee (born Ruby Ann Wallace), American actress, poet and playwright
Ruby Wax, American-British comedienne
Ruby Rose, Australian model, MTV VJ, and actress in "Orange Is the New Black"
Ruby Catherine Stevens, birth name of American actress Barbara Stanwyck
Ruby Violet Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer
Ethel Hilda "Ruby" Keeler, American dancer and actress
Hsin-ju "Ruby" Lin, Taiwanese actress
Ruby Gettinger, American reality TV personality of "Ruby"
Ruby Bridges Hall, first African-American girl to attend an all-white school
Ruby Sweetheart Maguire, daughter of American actor Tobey Maguire
Ruby Stewart, daughter of singer Rod Stewart
Ruby Megan Henson, daughter of singer Charlotte Church
Ruby Trohman, daughter of Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman
Ruby Carr, South African singer from band Bahari

Pop Culture References for the name Ruby

Ruby Thewes, character in Charles Frazier's "Cold Mountain"
Ruby Buckton, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Ruby Crescent, character in anime/manga "O-Parts Hunter"
'Max and Ruby," animated TV series about the title rabbits
Ruby Sparks, 2012 movie and title character
Ruby Allen, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Ruby Daly, character in Alexandra Bracken's series "The Darkest Minds"
Ruby Claire, main character in 1977 movie "Ruby"
Ruby, eldest child on TV's 'According to Jim'
Ruby Landry, main character in V.C. Andrews' "Ruby"
Ruby Gallagher, main character on TV's "Ruby & the Rockits"
Ruby Gillis, character in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series
Ruby Jeffries, character on TV's "Hart of Dixie"
Ruby Tough, spinster in Samuel Beckett's 1934 short story 'Love and Lethe'
Ruby Rose, main character of the web series "RWBY"
Ruby, Red Riding Hood on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
Ruby, character in web series 'Coco and Ruby'
Ruby, demon on TV's 'Supernatural'
Ruby Trollman, main character on animated series 'Trollz'
Ruby Cherrytree, character on TV's 'The Worst Witch'
Ruby Compton, character in movie 'Wah-Wah'
Ruby Frobisher (later Jessica Randolph), character in "Star of Babylon" by Barbara Wood
Ruby, rabbit character in the Jewelpet series
Ruby, dinosaur in "The Land Before Time" animated series
Ruby, character on TV's "The Tribe"
"Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe," radio drama
"Ruby Gloom," animated series
"Ruby Red," novel by Kerstin Gier
Ruby on Rails, computer programming language
Ruby Woo, classic MAC red lipstick
"Ruby Soho," song by Rancid
"Ruby Tuesday," song by The Rolling Stones
Ruby Tuesday, American restaurant chain
"Rubylove," a song by Cat Stevens
Ruby Morris is the main character of H20, a novel.
Ruby Eleanor Lennox, character in novel "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" by Kate Atkinson (twin sister of Pearl Lennox)
Ruby Lee, main character in the novel "Eating Chinese Food Naked"
"Ruby," a song by Twenty One Pilots
Ruby, character on animated series "Steven Universe"
Ruby Johnson, grandmother character on "Black-ish"

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