The name Ruby is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "deep red precious stone". Ruby is ranked #74 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Badass Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
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 popular in Australia, in England and Wales, and 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.
Lists containing Ruby
Ruby in Blog Posts
Ruby in the Forums
16 names similar to Ruby
These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Ruby. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Ruby, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!