Ruaridh - boys name

Ruaridh name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 65%

Ruaridh name meaning:

The name Ruaridh is of Scottish origin and is a variant of the name Rory. It is a Gaelic name derived from the Old Irish name Ruaidhrí, which means "red king" or "ruddy king." The name is a combination of the Gaelic elements "ruad," meaning "red," and "rígh," meaning "king." It has a strong and noble connotation, representing a person with regal qualities and a fiery spirit.

Individuals with the name Ruaridh are often associated with characteristics such as leadership, courage, and strength. They possess a natural charisma and are known for their determination and assertiveness. They are often passionate individuals who have a zest for life, and this passion translates into their relationships and pursuits.

The name Ruaridh carries a sense of tradition and heritage and is a popular choice in Scotland. It embodies the rich cultural history of the Gaelic language and reflects the country's proud Celtic heritage. With its powerful meaning and unique spelling, the name Ruaridh is a distinctive choice for parents seeking a name that is both meaningful and memorable.


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Overall UK ranking: 1688 out of 4789

14 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (78)

Historical popularity of Ruaridh

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