Ruth - girls name

Ruth name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Ruth name meaning:

The name Ruth is of Hebrew origin and holds a deep significance. It is derived from the Hebrew name "Rut," which means "friend" or "companion." The name Ruth is often associated with qualities like loyalty, devotion, and friendship. In the Bible, Ruth is a figure known for her unwavering loyalty and commitment to her mother-in-law, Naomi. Her story showcases her strong character and determination, making Ruth a popular name choice for parents who value these attributes.

The name Ruth carries a timeless and classic appeal. It has been used for centuries and has stood the test of time. Ruth is a name that exudes strength and kindness, reflecting the biblical character's values. It symbolizes a deep bond, trust, and faithfulness in relationships. Parents who choose the name Ruth for their daughter may hope she embodies these qualities and grows up to be a loyal and dependable woman.

Origin: Hebrew

Companion, friend.


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Related names

Ruth , Rutha, Ruthie

Other girls names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 567 out of 5581

69 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (558)

Historical popularity of Ruth

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