"deep red precious stone"

Ruby Origin and Meaning

The name Ruby is both a boy's name and a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "deep red precious stone".
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.

Another plus: Ruby is one of those vintage baby names that feels totally modern.
# 62 in the US

Ruby Rank in US Top 1000

Ruby Popularity

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Famous People Named Ruby

  • Ruby CastroAmerican dancer and model
  • Ruby Ferguson (born Rubie Constance Ashby)English children's author
  • Ruby Florence MurrayIrish singer
  • Ruby AldridgeAmerican supermodel
  • Ruby Dee (born Ruby Ann Wallace)American actress, poet and playwright
  • Ruby WrightAmerican country music singer; daughter of singer Kitty Wells
  • Ruby WaxAmerican,British comedienne
  • Ruby RoseAustralian model, MTV VJ, and actress
  • Ruby Catherine Stevensbirth name of American actress Barbara Stanwyck
  • Ruby Bernadette Nanette Fabaresbirth name of Nanette Fabray, American actress
  • Ruby Violet PayneScott, Australian radio astronomer
  • Ethel Hilda "Ruby" KeelerAmerican dancer and actress
  • Hsinju "Ruby" Lin, Taiwanese actress
  • Ruby GettingerAmerican reality TV personality of "Ruby"
  • Ruby CarrSouth African singer from band Bahari
  • Ruby Nell Bridges Hallfirst African,American girl to attend an all,white school
  • Ruby Joy (b. 1987)daughter of actors Robert and Mary Joy
  • Ruby Stewart (b. 1987)American model; daughter of singer Rod Stewart
  • Ruby Osman (b. 1989)daughter of TV presenter Richard Osman
  • Ruby Louise Bourne (b. 1990)daughter of actor/comedian Shane Bourne
  • Ruby Christine Schiffdaughter of actors Richard Schiff and Sheila Kelley
  • Ruby Jean Rosedaughter of actress Alexandra Pigg and director Bernard Rose
  • Ruby Cooperdaughter of actor Garry Cooper
  • Ruby Froom (b. 1994)daughter of singers Suzanne Vega and Mitchell Froom
  • Ruby Leilani Ashbourne Serkis (b. 1998)actress and daughter of Andy Serkis and Lorraine Ashbourne
  • Ruby Marino (b. 2006)daughter of actor Ken Marino
  • Ruby Sweetheart Maguire (b. 2006)daughter of actor Tobey Maguire
  • Ruby Megan Henson (b. 2007)daughter of singer Charlotte Church
  • Ruby Raven Reynolds (b. 2007)daughter of actors Jillian Barberie and Grant Reynolds
  • Ruby Iris Giansiracusa (b. 2008)daughter of AFL footballer Daniel Giansiracusa
  • Ruby Olsen (b. 2008)daughter of soccer player Ben Olsen
  • Ruby Green (b. 2009)daughter of footballer Paul Green
  • Ruby Young (b. 2010)stillborn daughter of drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt
  • Ruby Tatiana Cole (b. 2010)daughter of model Carly Cole and footballer Joe Cole
  • Ruby Luxe Anderson (b. 2010)daughter of cricketer James Anderson
  • Ruby Rainey (b. 2010)daughter of model/heiress Jasmine Guiness and Gawain Rainey
  • Ruby June Kerr (b. 2012)daughter of Australian rules footballer Daniel Kerr
  • Ruby Jeane Flynn (b. 2012)daughter of actress Marley Shelton and Beau Flynn
  • Ruby Rae Dellucci (b. 2013)daughter of baseball player David Dellucci
  • Ruby Lane Powell (b. 2013)daughter of trainer and TV personality Chris Powell
  • Ruby Aurelia McManus (b. 2013)daughter of TV presenter Rove McManus and actress Tasma Walton
  • Ruby Trohman (b. 2014)daughter of guitarist Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy
  • Ryan Ruby Mae Pritchard (b. 2010)daughter of musician Mike Dirnt
  • Ruby HunterIndigenous Australian (Ngarrindjeri) singer,songwriter
  • Ruby RiottWWE wrestler
  • Ruby Bhogalcontestant on The Great British Bake,Off 2018
  • Ruby Tandohcontestant on The Great British Bake,Off

Ruby in Pop Culture

  • Ruby Thewescharacter in Charles Frazier's "Cold Mountain"
  • Ruby Lancastercharacter in the fourth installment of Liv and Maddie.
  • Ruby Bucktoncharacter on Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Ruby Crescentcharacter in anime/manga "O,Parts Hunter"
  • 'Max and Ruby" animated TV series about the title rabbits
  • Ruby Sparks2012 movie and title character
  • Ruby Allencharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Ruby Elizabeth Dalycharacter in Alexandra Bracken's series "The Darkest Minds"
  • Ruby Dalycharacter in Alexandra Bracken's "In the Afterlight", grandmother to the main character Ruby Daly
  • Ruby Clairemain character in 1977 movie "Ruby"
  • Rubyeldest child on TV's 'According to Jim'
  • Ruby Landrymain character in V.C. Andrews' "Ruby"
  • Ruby Gallaghermain character on TV's "Ruby & the Rockits"
  • Ruby Gillischaracter in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series
  • Ruby Jeffriescharacter on TV's "Hart of Dixie"
  • Ruby Toughspinster in Samuel Beckett's 1934 short story 'Love and Lethe'
  • Ruby Rosemain character of the web series "RWBY"
  • RubyRed Riding Hood on TV's "Once Upon A Time"
  • Rubycharacter in web series 'Coco and Ruby'
  • Rubydemon on the CW's 'Supernatural'
  • Ruby Trollmanmain character on animated series "Trollz"
  • Ruby Cherrytreecharacter on TV's 'The Worst Witch'
  • Ruby Comptoncharacter in movie 'Wah,Wah'
  • Ruby Frobisher (later Jessica Randolph)character in "Star of Babylon" by Barbara Wood
  • Rubyrabbit character in the Jewelpet series
  • Rubydinosaur in "The Land Before Time" animated series
  • Rubycharacter on TV's "The Tribe"
  • "Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe" radio drama
  • "Ruby Gloom" animated series
  • "Ruby Red" novel by Kerstin Gier
  • Ruby on Railscomputer programming language
  • Ruby Wooclassic MAC red lipstick
  • "Ruby Soho" song by Rancid
  • "Ruby Tuesday" song by The Rolling Stones
  • Ruby TuesdayAmerican restaurant chain
  • "Rubylove" a song by Cat Stevens
  • Ruby Morris is the main character in "H20"a novel.
  • Ruby Eleanor Lennoxcharacter in the novel "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" by Kate Atkinson (twin sister of Pearl Lennox)
  • Ruby Leemain character in the novel "Eating Chinese Food Naked"
  • "Ruby" a song by Twenty One Pilots
  • Rubycharacter on the animated series "Steven Universe"
  • Ruby Johnsoncharacter in ABC's "Black,ish"
  • "Ruby's Studio" series of kids' videos
  • Rubythe baby dragon from the game "Lunar 2: Eternal Blue"
  • The Ruby Sqaud from the animated TV series "Steven Universe" including Navy, Leggy, Doc, Army, and Eyeball
  • 'Ruby' song by Foster the People
  • Ruby Redfortcharacter from Lauren Child's Ruby Redfort book series
  • Ruby Kurosawacharacter from the anime "Love Live! Sunshine"