Ruairi - boys name

Ruairi name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Ruairi name meaning:

The name Ruairi is of Irish origin and has a rich heritage. It is derived from the Gaelic name RuaidhrĂ­, which means "red king" or "great king." The name is often associated with the legendary Irish figure Ruaidri Ua Conchobair, who was the last High King of Ireland in the 12th century.

People named Ruairi are often described as intelligent, charismatic, and natural leaders. They possess a strong sense of justice and are known for their courage and determination. Ruairi's tend to have a magnetic personality and are adept at inspiring others with their words and actions. They have a natural ability to connect with people from all walks of life and are often seen as peacemakers and mediators.

In summary, the name Ruairi carries the meaning of a great or red king and is associated with qualities such as leadership, intelligence, charisma, and justice. Those named Ruairi often possess a strong sense of determination and have the ability to inspire others with their natural leadership skills.


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Overall UK ranking: 496 out of 4789

80 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (168)

Historical popularity of Ruairi

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