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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Ruby
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Ruby in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Ruby:
Records indicate that 330,025 girls in the United States have been named Ruby since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1924, when 8,403 people in the U.S. were given the name Ruby. Those people are now 90 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Ruby
Based on the comments submitted below
19 Positive Comments
"My name is Ruby and I'm 11. I like this name because people don't usually misspell my name. It's also a dog's name." Nov. 8, 2013:
"Im 12 and my name is Ruby. I love the name. i like the fact that it isnt common which makes it special but i HATE it when people say 'oh your name isnt common, thats a weird name'
its so annoying" Apr. 24, 2013:
"My name is Ruby and I am 7 years old. My mum and dad named me Ruby and in hospital before I was born the midwife asked my mum what I was going to be called and she said Ruby and the midwife said 'Wow i am called Ruby and i have never delivered a baby called Ruby before!'
I love my name because it's special and one day I want to be famous rock star called Ruby Rockstar. Watch out for me :)" Mar. 30, 2013:
"My name is Ruby and I've always loved it. I get compliments on it all the time, it suits me perfectly, and is easy to remember while staying unique and pretty. I don't want too many parents to name their daughters Ruby, though, or else it won't be as special!" Jan. 17, 2011:
"I LOVE the name Ruby. It's my darling daughter's name, and i couldn't picture her as anybody else. She was always going to be a Ruby, ever since i was ten years old i've been in love with that name. I suppose it is a little old fashioned, - my name is too, though(Lily)and i'm still very young- but it's so cute!" Jan. 12, 2011:
"My 6 month old daughter is called Ruby May and it suits her so well, I really love this name!" Jul. 3, 2010:
"My dog's name is Ruby; Ruby is my Grandma's name as well. My dog is named Ruby Sweetheart, after Tobey Maguire's daughter. :)" Apr. 17, 2010:
"I adore my name Ruby Makaya. It's different, yet not in a weird way. I love the Kenny Rogers song "Ruby" and the Stones have a song called Ruby Tuesday!" Sep. 14, 2009:
"My name is Ruby and i love my name now that ive read all these comments i look back and cant believe that my parents named me ruby its such a beautiful name i wouldnt change it not even for the world... ruby is not very common as a matter fact the very common boring names are jessica, vanessa jennifer its too common but ruby its a gem a beautiful red gem and people tend to fall in love with it every day my class ring is ruby and i get compliments about my name every day!." May. 9, 2009:
"1 of my best friends are called Ruby i love the name if i ever have a child i might call her ruby if it is a girl. x lol x" Jan. 9, 2009:
"My beautiful, intelligent and charming 18 month old daughter is called Ruby and it suits her down to the ground. Even though it was apparently the second most popular name in the UK last year I don't know of any other children with the same name. People always comment on what a lovely and unusual name she has when they ask, and I am very proud to call her Ruby!" Oct. 23, 2008:
"Ruby...is a gem which means i'm a gem!!Ha-ha..no, really.Ruby is such a special name." Dec. 31, 2007:
"Ruby is a lovely name, really old fashioned but great for all ages" Oct. 13, 2007:
"I really love this name. I want to name my child that someday." Mar. 14, 2007:
"I want to name my daugther Ruby someday. It's such a simple, pretty name and kinda rare these days. :)" Jun. 26, 2006:
"I love the name Ruby! It rolls so easily off the tongue and I intend to give it to my daughter who will be born in Jan 07! I used to associate the name with old ladies lol, and in fact, my Great Grandmother was called Ruby May. But for some reason, I heard this young girl being called Ruby on TV and thought how pretty and cute it sounded. Since then, I'm hooked! Now I can't wait to start calling, 'Ruby ru! Where are you?' LOL" Jun. 23, 2006:
"I have a sister named Ruby Rose and I have always thought it was the most beautiful name combination." Mar. 31, 2006:
"Hi, my daughter is 8 and is a Ruby and everyone so far loves her name. Its hard to shorten. We call her Rublet, roob but mostly Ruby." Jan. 21, 2006:
"People normally say and spell it right. I have never met anyone with the same name." Aug. 4, 2005:
2 Negative Comments
"At least TWO reasons why I (being a Briton, of course) would never name MY child Ruby. The first reason is because of its being the no.2 girl's name in the UK in 2007 and the second reason is because when I grew up in the Eighties and Nineties I almost always thought it an old lady's name like Mildred and Gladys are at the present time (although I probably knew that Rod Stewart and one-time girlfriend Kelly Emberg named their daughter Ruby in 1987), and there are still some old ladies about today who bear that name. I suppose some people from long ago thought it was bad enough Sarah and Emma being the no.1 and no.2 girls' names respectively in the UK baby-naming charts in 1981 if the people then and beforehand still considered THEM old ladies' names - yet many of the girls in my school answered to those two names and some of them were sisters of each other." Apr. 27, 2008:
"my name is ruby people always spell it like "RUBIE". i really hate my name a lot and i meet many people with the name ruby." May. 20, 2006:
16 Neutral Comments
"My names Ruby. I was named Ruby after my grandfather who's name was Ruben. I actually don't mind my name. When I was younger (I'm 19) my childhood best friend's name was Rubi. I thought it was pretty cool. :) I like my name. The only thing I hate is when people ask if my sisters name is DIAMOND OR PEARL OR SAPPHIRE. Like seriously? did you come up with that on your own? Its a bit annoying." Nov. 7, 2014:
"my name is ruby people spell it as rubi..i am related to hindu religion so my friends tells me your name is related to the cristion religion i just hate thi comment.my name is very common.but in COLLEGE my fiends love my name they tell that it is very loveable." May. 2, 2013:
"My name is Ruby I was born in 1997 (so I am now 15). When I was younger I would get complimented a lot for it but now it's becoming more popular and that really annoyes me. I however, still love my name because I guess it is unusual for my age group." Mar. 26, 2013:
"My best friends name is ruby and I don't like it very much because it's boring, too simple and it just reminds me of old ladies" Feb. 27, 2011:
"Iam Ruby I am 80 years old .I live In Texas, my birthday is 2/26/30 I was born In Crossroad,TX .And Im black and beautful and my grandchrildren live with me." Dec. 27, 2010:
"I have a mintature Schauzer named Ruby. I do think it is a great name for a child, but my husband is orthodox so we must name our child a saint name. This rule didn't apply to pets, so i called our dog this name. We love her very much and I think my husband really likes the name now, when he probably didn't before. We call her Rubes for short, or punky rubster.. if your name is Ruby, you are lucky, it's a very pretty name." Mar. 26, 2010:
"The Kaiser Chiefs' song goes by this name and it goes like "Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby"" Nov. 28, 2009:
"i love the name ruby , its so beautiful , if my first child is a girl, ruby is def the name ill call her. i love love love it , loads of people i say it to say no but i don't care its an unreal name . it is also my birthstone but thats not the reason ,xxxxxxxxx" Aug. 7, 2009:
"MY name is RUBY and I was named it in 1991 when it was NOT POPULAR and people used to comment on my name. NOW Ruby is the SECOND MOST POPULAR NAME of 2007 in England where I live and I HATE that people have just de-specialised it by using it for any old child they create. I Think that it is SELFISH and now I have a terrible COMMON name and I may as well of been called JESSICA or something. I'm thinking of changing it to Rubena (Ru-bey-nuh)because I am SICK AND TIRED of the common name that I USED to love." Feb. 26, 2008:
"I usually still think this name belongs to old ladies, along with Mildred, Hilda, Alma, Peggy, and Irene. Yet there was a time when our parents grew up thinking that Sarah, Emma, Kate, Rebecca, Lucy, and Charlotte were old ladies' names - yet they all came back in the 1970s in Britain and Ruby has made a comeback more recently, along with Grace and Lily. Perhaps Audrey and Joyce may do the same thing if Ruby becomes dated again in, say, 2030 AD." Jan. 17, 2008:
"It's pretty and represents something nice, but my BFF's little brother named his green bearded dragon Ruby..." Sep. 21, 2007:
"Very nice, didn't like it at first but now its not so bad." Jul. 13, 2007:
"We have identical twin girls, Scarlett and Ruby, born on Valentine's Day, 1999. They are 8 years old and they absolutely love their names! Not many kids in their class have those names, so they feel extra special!!" Mar. 2, 2007:
"My daughter is called Ruby. I'm English and the name Ruby has made a real comeback in the UK. I think its a beautiful name, very classical and simple... think of all those rubies she'll get as she grows up!" Feb. 10, 2007:
"My niece (born in 2005) is named Ruby. It is perfect for her and I think it will be a great name through all stages of her life." May. 30, 2006:
"It sure is making a comeback, I personally know five Rubys under the age of three!" Jan. 1, 2006:
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