Polish, Latvian
"compassionate friend"

Ruta Origin and Meaning

The name Ruta is a girl's name meaning "compassionate friend".

The Polish form of Ruth has mostly been lost outside of Poland, but though rare, it can still be heard in Polish and Eastern European communities. Ruta has only ever appeared on Illinois' state data, due to Chicago's large Polish population. With Ruth now on the ascent, Ruta may be worth rediscovering.

A hidden botanical option, Ruta is also the Latin name for the rue plant.

Famous People Named Ruta

  • Ruta Sepetysauthor of "Between Shades Of Gray" and "Salt to the Sea"