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Gender: F Meaning of Ruby: "deep red precious stone" Origin of Ruby: Latin Ruby's Popularity in 2013: #93

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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 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 the top name in Australia and Number 7 in England and Wales. 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.

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Famous People Named Ruby

Ruby Ferguson, British children's author
Ruby Murray, Irish singer
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 Keeler, American dancer and actress
Ruby Bridges Hall, first African-American girl to attend an all-white school
Ruby Sweetheart Maguire, daughter of actor Tobey Maguire
Ruby Stewart, daughter of singer Rod Stewart
Ruby Megan Henson, daughter of Welsh singer Charlotte Church

Pop Culture References for the Name Ruby

'Max and Ruby', US animated TV series
'Ruby Tuesday', song by The Rolling Stones
Ruby Tuesday, American restaurant chain
Ruby Sparks, 2012 movie and title character
'Rubylove', a song by Cat Stevens
Ruby Woo, classic MAC red lipstick (and band of same name)
Ruby Cherrytree, from TV's 'The Worst Witch'
Ruby, a demon from TV series 'Supernatural'
Ruby Gallagher, main character on 'Ruby and the Rockets'
Ruby from the web series 'Coco and Ruby', about two women from 1941 wanting to make it big in Hollywoodland, but fall asleep and wake up in modern LA
Ruby, Jim & Cheryl's eldest on 'According to Jim'
Ruby, one of the main characters on the TV show 'Trollz'
Ruby Tough, spinster in Samuel Beckett's 1934 short story 'Love and Lethe'
Ruby Compton, from the movie 'Wah-Wah'
Ruby Rose, the main character of the web series "RWBY" by Roosterteeth
Ruby Gillis, Anne of Green Gables' gorgeous friend who dies young
Ruby, Red Riding Hood in the TV series Once Upon A Time
Ruby Jeffries, charcter on television series "Hart of Dixie"
'Ruby Red' novel by Kerstin Gier
Ruby on Rails, a computer programming language
Ruby Frobisher (later Jessica Randolph), character from Star of Babylon, by Barbara Wood

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