Ruby Name Meaning & Origin

Ruby

Pronunciation: ROO-bee (key)

Origin of the name Ruby:

Taken from the name of the deep red gem. Ruby is derived from the Latin rubeus (reddish) via the Old French rubi.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Rubi, Rubie

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Nicknames for Ruby

Bee
Goobie / Gooby
Red
Rhubarb
Rob
Roob
Roober
Ru/Rue (pronounced Roo)
Rubby
Rubbery
Rube
Rubes
Rubence
Rubix Cube
Rubster (pronounced Roob-ster)
Ruby-doobie
Ruby-loo
Ruby Tuesday
Oobi OObie
Scooby Roo
Ru-Ru (pronounced Roo-Roo)
Rhi-Rhi (pronounced ree-ree)
Rubarbe (pronounced like the vegetable)

Meanings and history of the name Ruby

The Ruby is the birthstone for the month of July.
The ruby is one of the four gemstones, and ranges in color from pink to deep red. Rubies consist of corundum, an aluminum oxide and the red color is caused by the presence of chromium. The word ruby originates from the latin word ruber, meaning red.

Famous real-life people named Ruby

Ruby Aldridge, American supermodel
Ruby Dee, American actress and writer
Ruby Rose, Australian model and MTV VJ
Ruby Catherine Stevens, birth name of American actress Barbara Stanwyck
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer
Ruby Sweetheart Maguire (b. 2006), daughter of American actor and producer Tobey Maguire and American jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer
Ruby Megan Henson (b. 2007), daughter of Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter, and political activist Charlotte Church
Ruby Jeanne Flynn (b. 2012), daughter of American actress Marley Shelton

Ruby in song, story & screen

Ruby Redfort stars in the book series by Lauren Child- Ruby Redfort

Ruby Jane Northrop, an orphan, the younger sister of Flora Marie Northrop, loves to preform, stubborn, a protagonist in the book series "Main Street" by Ann M. Martin

Ruby, a played by Amy Smart on the TV show "Felicity."

Ruby Lavender, from "Love, Ruby Lavender" by Deborah Wiles

Song "Ruby" by the British rock band Kaiser Chiefs

Ruby Thewes, a character in the movie and novel "Cold Mountain".

Ruby is a character in the book "The Friends" by Rosa Guy

Ruby, the treacherous demon from CW's 'Supernatural' is played by Katie Cassidy and Genevieve Cortese

Ruby's Wish, a children's book by author Shirin Yim Bridges. In the story, Ruby turns out to be the author's grandmother

Ruby is the Storybrooke persona of Little Red Riding Hood on "Once Upon a Time"

Ruby Rose RWBY (Rooster Teeth Mini Series)

Ruby Sinclair, main female character from movie Dance with Me

Ruby Hale, main antagonist in the second half of season 5 of the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ruby-Song by The Smashing Pumpkins.

Ruby, protagonist of "The Darkest Minds" book series by Alexandra Bracken

Ruby -- Ray Charles
Ruby Tuesday -- Rolling Stones
Ruby -- Kenny Rogers
Ruby -- Kaiser Chiefs
Ruby Baby -- Dion
Ruby -- Tom Wopat
Thru the Eyes of Ruby -- Smashing Pumpkins
Ruby Soho -- Rancid
Ruby Sees All -- Cake
Ruby's Arms -- Tom Waits
Ruby -- Foster the People
Ruby in according to Jim
Ruby Ingalls from The Little House series

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