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Gender: M Origin of Ruby: Diminutive of Reuben

Though we love the Biblical name Reuben and its streamlined form Ruben, we'd caution against shortening it to Ruby for a boy. As one of the top girls' names throughout the English-speaking world, it's become too feminine for a boy.

Famous People Named Ruby

Ruby Laffoon, American politician, 43rd governor of Kentucky
Rupert "Ruby" Walsh, Irish jockey

Pop Culture References for the name Ruby

Ruby Dennis, main character in movie "Dear Mr. Wonderful"
Ruby, main character in the manga "Pokemon Adventures"