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The ruby represents freedom.
Tbird  7/27/2005
Ruby Wax is an American female comedienne who made a career in the U.K. as part of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
I think this is a beautiful name. This is my daughter's name, also my auntie's.
_annon_222  1/19/2006
I plan to use this someday, I adore it. I have a great great aunt named Ruby, called Bea (bee), and she is the nicest lady in the world. I love the name!
claraelizabethann  2/27/2006
The name Ruby has been used in a number of songs. Some include "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones, "Ruby Mae" by Indigo Swing, "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" by Kenny Rogers, "Ruby Brown" by Deana Carter, "Ruby So-Ho" by Rancid, "Ruby's Arms" by Tom Waits, and "Ruby Adeline" by Minnie Driver.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  3/1/2006
Ruby is a unique name, it kind of grows on you in a good way. It is pretty and feminine too.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2006
Thru The Eyes Of Ruby is a song by Smashing Pumpkins.
viper  5/28/2006
Ruby Bridges is a neat girl to learn about. I enjoyed the movie. Ruby fits the sweet little girl very well.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2006
Not my cup of tea, at all! Sounds like it belongs to a fat old lady! Sorry.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2006
Such a sweet name, very natural and makes you smile.
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
My great grandmother (my maternal grandfather's mother) bore this name, although she was not especially fond of her name: "Ruby Lee White". I'm ambivalent about the name, but I like it because it's from a family member and that it's unique without being strange and doesn't sound ditzy.
gaelruadh19  7/16/2006
The real name of 40's actress Barbara Stanwyck (Double Indentity, The Lady Eve, Ball of Fire) was Ruby Stevens.
Brenda-Licious  10/28/2006
I have always known Ruby for a girl's name. It just doesn't really sound right masculine. Sorry.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
Toby Mcguire (the guy who plays Spiderman) named his first daughter Ruby Sweetheart. (Yes, her middle name is Sweetheart) This is because his wife's grandmother or aunt, I think, called her 'Sweetheart', and so they made a tribute to that person. I think it sounds so adorable!
FyreHydenGirth  12/17/2006
Some of you have issues. "A fat old lady"? Not how I see it. It sounds pretty and rich.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2007
I love this name. It's sweet and pretty.
black_lace  1/26/2007
I call my friend Ruby, this is because she has fiery red hair and Ruby fits her personality more than Crystal does.
gym4god  2/5/2007
Quite often this name is still thought of as an old lady's name, but in 2006 the name shot up to no.4 in the top 10 in England and Wales. A lot of little Rubys born that year were named after the teen tearaway and gangster's daughter Ruby Allen in the British soap EastEnders.  3/3/2007
Ruby Bridges was one of the first black girls to go to an all white school in New Orleans.
bibi66  3/12/2007
Old-fashioned but terribly sweet. I love it.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2007
We call the Ruby I know rubarb. She doesn't mind.
Luangi  4/9/2007
Ruby Cresent is the name of a fictional character in the manga 666 Satan.
Writer_13  4/9/2007
The only man I have heard Ruby used for is for the National Hunt jockey, Ruby Walsh.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2007
Yet another song with this beautiful name: "Ruby" by the Kaiser Chiefs. I believe the song reached number one on the UK charts.
khaotickharma  4/13/2007
Really like this name, it's short and sweet.
mum2bubba  6/26/2007
Ruby Thewes is the name of the incredible character in "Cold Mountain" (the book as well as the film). Also, it's the name of one of the members of Jupiter's clan in the original "The Hills Have Eyes". I haven't seen the remake so I can't say about that, but in the original at least, Ruby is truly the gym of the family because she is so humane and kind. One of my favorite characters.
myhopscotch  7/14/2007
Ruby Mae is a beautiful name I always loved the name Ruby and it certainly don't bring a picture of a fat lady. Ruby is the name of the main character of my story In The Eyes Of Ruby.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2007
Ruby is a shade of red and it's a beautiful color.
80226_hottie  8/10/2007
The singer Suzanne Vega (one of her hit songs was "My name is Luka") has a daughter named Ruby. She was born in 1994.
Coffeebean  9/22/2007
The name of Charlotte Church's new daughter: Ruby Megan.
jazzym  9/24/2007
Nice meaning, still the name is pretty boring.
― Anonymous User  11/15/2007
I really love this name because to me it seems classy, elegant, and sweet.
Taydbug112  12/13/2007
I'm surprised at its trendiness, consider it a little backwoods trashy and think it makes a better nickname for the masculine name Ruben/Reuben.
― Anonymous User  1/26/2008
I agree! It makes a much better pet form for Reuben. It's a little strange for a girl in my opinion. Sure, I can see it on a girl, but I really don't like it for one.
spaz123  4/6/2008
Ruby is a character from Guardians of Ga'Hoole. She is a short-eared owl (it's an owl story) and is in the Chaw of Chaws, an important group in the story.
Pippin  4/17/2008
Rubies may look nice, but the word itself isn't very pretty at all, and the name makes me picture a fat middle aged woman with horrible 80s-style reddish brown hair, too much eye make-up, red lipstick, and really glitzy and kitschy clothes.
slight night shiver  5/5/2008
― Anonymous User  6/6/2008
I think this is a stunningly gorgeous name that would fit a female person quite well, and I think it would be a good name for a pet rabbit.
missBridget  7/8/2008
A hooker with a heart of gold? It's ok. Ridiculously overused in certain areas.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2008
Ruby - short, sweet, and simple. What more could you ask for?
― Anonymous User  10/31/2008
Generally seen as down market in the UK by virtue of it's excessive use. In some parts of the US it's still considered toothless hillbilly along with Pearl. It's nothing to write home about and I've always found rubies gaudy.
― Anonymous User  11/6/2008
A big meh. I don't think there's a more expected girls name in England right now. It had some vibe once, now it's just meh.
― Anonymous User  11/23/2008
I have always loved this name. Even though it is very high in popularity for my tastes, I am considering Ruby for my next daughter. It is simple, classic, solid, and feminine.
Varuca  12/24/2008
Ruby Dee, famous African-American actress.
wbbuff  2/20/2009
A classic scullery maid's name turned hipsterish for the 2000's. I suppose there is nothing wrong with that but for those who find it stylish and classic it was more an 'aspirational' name for poor working class Victorians than anything else at the turn of the century. You wouldn't have found it much amongst the 'snooty' rich.

Irrespective of that, I don't like it.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2009
This was my my maternal great-grandmother's name. Her name was Ruby Lee, which was apparently a fairly popular combination when she was born. I think the name is sweet and pretty and brings to mind someone who is generous and kind but also strong and determined.
britto08  3/17/2009
Singer Rod Stewart has a daughter named Ruby. She was born in 1987.
Coffeebean  5/13/2009
Considering MY name is Ruby, I don't exactly get the impression that the name is fitting for a fat old lady with too much lipstick! Though, I don't think it is possible to properly judge a name unless you personally know someone with that name.
776  5/18/2009
It's cute.
GeorgiaLovely  5/22/2009
I don't know where people get the impressions of old-fashioned or fat middle aged women from. To me Ruby reminds me of a cheerful, independent, young girl or woman. It also sounds quite pretty.
WatashiWaImasen  7/7/2009
Really pretty but getting so over-used, same as Lily.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2009
I loved (and still love) jewel names when I was a kid, but this was my absolute favorite. I loved the way it sounded, and I thought the jewel itself was beautiful. I used to draw a kind of series when I was a kid, and one of the characters was named Ruby. :)
YourAchillesHeel  11/29/2009
I think of the show Ruby about the main character who is trying to lose weight. So, I can only imagine this on overweight or at least chubby girls.
Aureliano  3/2/2010
I really like this name; it's so versatile and usable in general. It would suit anybody of any age or personality this name also has the fairly rare attribute of being able to suit a baby or young girl, i.e. to sound girly, young and fresh, but also as the child grows older, to morph into a more responsible, respectable name. I believe that this quality is rare in a name, as more often than not, names can sound either too young or too old, depending on the person's age, but the name Ruby fits all ages perfectly. :)
walesgal92  5/21/2010
It is cute. I prefer it as a middle name.
Chrila96  1/13/2011
Ruby is my great grandmother's name on my dad's side. If we have another daughter, Ruby is one of my top choices for her. I used to think the name was nice, but it just keeps growing on me more and more. I usually like longer names with nicknames, but Ruby is graceful, sweet and rich without needing to be long. It sounds lovely with multiple different middle names too - bonus!
mom2zeke  1/29/2011
A hideous name. Crazy cat-lady... a woman who collects owl statues and dolls-- that's a lot of creep.

Choose a name with class, elegance. A name that will aid your child later in life. A doctor? Lawyer? Successful? No. Even if it is achieved... the name holds back.

As much as I hate this: Rubena is Esperanto for "Like A Ruby," if you must... gag.

Where are these ghastly nature name trends coming from!? Yes, rubies are a stone... ergo, "nature." It is like naming a child "Spring."
― Anonymous User  4/1/2011
This name is in no way part of a trend, to the person who said it was part of a "nature trend"... The name Ruby has been used for centuries, and in fact was a lot more popular about 100 years ago than it is now. It's plenty professional, especially since if you named your daughter Ruby now she'd probably be in competition for a job with a bunch of jaydens, kaydens, kaylees and kylies. This name certainly does have history and is not at all trendy, despite it rising in popularity. There have been tens of thousands of women named Ruby and I'm sure plenty of them have been successful. If you want to bash a name, go bash one that deserves it. Anyways... I think this name is adorable, i'd say by all means use it if you like it. Although it is becoming increasingly popular in Australia ad the UK.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2013
I really like this; it's so beautiful! Ruby Marie is a great combo!
Joy12  5/3/2011
A very pretty meaning, but the name itself doesn't sound very good; perhaps it's the final "bee" sound that takes away the appeal. I can't picture it on anyone who doesn't have reddish hair, and it sounds rather immature, as well.
Black_X  7/18/2011
Aussie TV personality Ruby Rose bears this name.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2011
We are blessed to be having a baby very soon. Her middle name will be Ruby for my paternal great-grandma. I never had the chance to meet her but the stories of her give me a very good impression. We really considered using Ruby as her first name because we like it so!
― Anonymous User  11/28/2011
It reminds me of a cute little girl with blonde curly hair.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2012
Ruby Catherine Stevens was the birth name of iconic American actress Barbara Stanwyck.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
I love it but it is so common in Australia, second to Lily.
littlemissebony  7/22/2012
There was a girl on the PBS kid's show Fetch named Rubye.
threevelvetbullets  9/29/2012
I admit! I am a fan of geology. I absolutely love gemstones names and the rich red color often thought of as 'Ruby'.
threevelvetbullets  9/29/2012
I used to love this name, and when I was pregnant with my son it was a name I considered for him before I knew he was a him. Then one day I met a Ruby in real life and she is a wholly unpleasant person with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Don't you hate when that happens?
nutmeg77  10/11/2012
I always thought about one day giving Ruby for my daughter's first or middle name. I think it's pretty yet simple. I don't know why some say that it's overused because I have NEVER met a Ruby. My grandpa loved the gem and so it's dear to me.
blueeyesparkle  11/5/2012
I first heard this name in a British book. The name has stuck with me ever since. Ruby is a gem, a classic name and very feminine without sounding bratty or snobbish. I would definitely name a girl this.
Melys11  1/6/2013
There's a song called "Ruby, don't take your love to town" by The Killers.
― Anonymous User  1/30/2013
Ruby Gillis is a character in Anne of Green Gables. She is Anne's friend who dies of tuberculosis at the age of 19.
Buneary  9/2/2013
My name is Ruby. When I was born, there weren't many at all, and it was a very uncommon name! People thought it was a very strange choice. Now, almost 15 years later, there are quite a few Rubys in the UK, but I'm yet to meet one around my own age; they're mostly below 10.

I actually really like my name. I didn't when I was younger, but it has good connotations, such as the song "Ruby Tuesday", and a lot of people say "Cool name!". I tend to get "Ru", "Bee" or "Boo".
Bee123  2/6/2014
I would like it if if didn't remind me so much of the Hispanic male name Ruben.
rmariehan  5/5/2014
Ruby is one of the main charcters of the Canadian-American animated series Max and Ruby.
― Anonymous User  5/7/2014
I love the name Ruby! I think it's short, sweet name that you don't hear very often. I think it matures well as well. I think Roo would be a sweet, cutesty nickname for Ruby.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2014
Ruby can come from Dollar Scotland because of the child that was found at a door step that was given the name of Ruben Dollar and Ruben is the boy version of Ruby.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2014
Everything red and rich seems to come under this name. It's so beautiful!
Hushpuppy  8/25/2014
Ruby Ferguson (1899-1966) was a famous British writer, best known for her books about a horse-loving girl named Jill. Ruby Ferguson was born Rubie Constance Ashby.
Just Jonquil  10/17/2014
Ruby is a demon on the television series "Supernatural."
hkols  11/2/2014
Ruby is such a beautiful, gorgeous name! :D.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2015
There was a character named Ruby on the television series Felicity. She was played by Amy Smart.

I would have loved to name my daughter this, but then my brother-in-law named his dog this (even though he has an Aunt Ruby, another reason we wanted to use it, family significance).
wbbuff  4/15/2015
Ruby is the name of one of my little cousins, she's nicknamed Rube, Ru, and Ruby Tuesday.
I love strange names  7/15/2015
In the 90's it was edgy and cool. Now it's over-done. It's an okay name.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2016
Love this name so much I feel like I'm actually attached to it. You can blame Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds for that.
Recently decided to name my classical guitar this, and it's so fitting.
clemvevo  2/7/2016
This is my name, and although I've often been known as "Buby", it suits me well.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2016
It's pretty, but I find it a little plain on its own. I once met a girl called Ruby-Dawn, and I just thought that was a surprisingly beautiful combination. So, I'd recommend pairing this name with something else, to make it sound less plain and more ear-catching. I also associate this name with Ruby Rose, and well.... she's just plain gorgeous, ha ha.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/12/2016
Attested to 1581 in England.
earthnut  6/7/2016
Ruby was the name of Frodo's paternal grandmother in the Lord of the Rings books. She hailed from the Bolger family.
Buneary  7/6/2016
My youngest sister is named Ruby, and it's my favorite name out of mine and all of my sister's names. I feel like it has somewhat of a classic-ness to it, like it's going to pop up throughout the years but also has a bit of quirkiness and uniqueness to it. If my sister weren't named this, I would probably consider it for a future daughter.
TrinHarris  10/10/2016
Ruby is a lovely little name.
Saviour of men  11/9/2016
I would like this name if it weren't for the song, "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town" written by Mel Tillis and recorded by numerous people about a wife who habitually cheats on her disabled veteran husband. I can't get over the negative association.
VMJH  1/13/2017
Ruby Rose Langenheim, better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, DJ, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and former MTV VJ. Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the face of Maybelline New York in Australia. In addition to her modelling career, she has co-hosted various television shows, namely Australia's Next Top Model and The Project on Network Ten.
cutenose  1/25/2017
Ruby is one of my favourite gemstone names. It's a lovely, short and sweet name, that works well as a first or middle.
Paula Puddephatt  5/15/2017
Ruby Rose is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the anime-inspired American TV series RWBY, produced by Rooster Teeth.
ThusKindly-I-Scatter  5/31/2017
The main protagonist of the book series The Darkest Minds is named Ruby.
Juliajay3  6/19/2017
Love Ruby!
― Anonymous User  8/20/2017
Ruby is really growing on me!
― Anonymous User  8/29/2017
Not exactly THE name, because I find it simple, but the name isn't bad.
Phoenix Gemstone  1/12/2018
Thank you all about all these nice comments regarding my and other's names! You are all beautiful people and you shine as bright as the sun and no one can change that! Live on, the name Ruby! Live on! And live on all you beautiful people, Anna, Jacob, Riley etc. Be yourself!
Ruby O  3/23/2018
I love gemstone names, and Ruby sounds very sassy!
Kitandkat  3/26/2018

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