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Ruth is the fifth book in Lori Copeland's Brides of the West series. It's a sweet story, I think.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2005
Means "Compassion" in English as the antonym of the word ruthless. May also mean "Beloved" from the the word Hebrew word Rut.
Ciarda  9/28/2005
The little girl in the cartoon "One Big Happy" is called Ruthie. She is named after her grandmother who is also featured in the script.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2006
This name I think is very pretty because it sounds cute when you're little, and still is professional when you're an adult.
chihuahualover168  4/1/2006
Ruth Jones was the birth name of famous blues, jazz and gospel singer Dinah Washington.
ars musica  4/9/2006
This always makes me think of Ruth Jamison from "Fried Green Tomatoes." I love that movie!
Arowen Half-Elven  4/16/2006
Also used in Portugal.
pardal  4/28/2006
This was my mom's name. Unfortunately she didn't like it. She used to say, with a grimace, "It rhymes with tooth."
gigibee  6/15/2006
I have always heard that Ruth meant "peace."
― Anonymous User  6/23/2006
Ruth Horáčková is songwriter Michal Horáček´s daughter.
Maggie_Simpson  8/12/2006
Hollywood legend Bette Davis was born Ruth Elizabeth Davis. Since her mother was also named Ruth, Bette used her nickname throughout her life.
elizabeth hamlet  8/15/2006
I always associate the name Ruth with the girl that Arnold had a crush on in the Nickelodeon show "Hey Arnold!" I really love it, and I'm glad it's not as popular as it used to be. :)
― Anonymous User  9/3/2006
I do like my name and I feel that the meaning of my name does stand true in my character. The difficult thing is being a faithful friend even when others have let you down. But somehow it's who you are - your name! I also have compassion for others who have been through difficulties. People say I have a soft beauty, a gentle nature. I am a Christian also!
ruthmarylucy  9/23/2006
Ruth has been on the top 1000 list since the 1880's. Its most popular year was 1900 to 1910 where it ranked 5. In 1890 and 1920 it ranked 6. Its popularity began to slide in 1950. The name Ruthann appeared on the top 1000 list in 1930 and 1940 where it ranked 878 and 518.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Ruth here:
_satu_  11/11/2006
There is an author named Ruth Rendell aka Barbara Vine.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Ruth Roman (December 22, 1922 – September 9, 1999) was an American actress. She was born Norma Roman in the Boston suburb of Lynn, Massachusetts and as a young girl pursued her desire to become an actress by enrolling in the prestigious Bishop Lee Dramatic School in Boston. Following completion of her studies Roman headed to Hollywood where she obtained bit parts in several films before being cast in the title role in the 1945 thirteen episode serial Jungle Queen.

In the early 1950s, The Jungle Queen became one of the television serials that brought Roman a whole new audience of baby boomers. In 1949 she had a secondary but important role in the acclaimed 1949 film, Champion. In one of her most memorable roles, Roman costarred with Farley Granger and Robert Walker in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Strangers on a Train (1951).
sweetbabe  12/17/2006
Ruth Wilson is an English actress best known for playing the title character in the 2006 BBC miniseries "Jane Eyre."
― Anonymous User  1/21/2007
Makes me think of Baby Ruth and Babe Ruth.
7up  2/22/2007
Ruth Huckaback is a character in R. D. Blackmore's novel "Lorna Doone."
Kate  7/10/2007
I think this is a nice, sweet name. My Mom had considered naming me Ruth. I think a nice nickname is Ruthie when the girl is little and then when she is older she can go by Ruth if she wants a more adult name.
joanie2007  8/9/2007
This is one of the few names you can't go wrong with, in my opinion!
spaz123  8/11/2007
Such a cute name! It looks good on all ages. I'm glad more people are discovering it.
arrowhead909  8/24/2007
I love the name Ruth espescially Ruth Marie. You can call her Ruthie when she is younger and Ruth when she is older.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2007
A nice, short, sweet name that everyone can spell and pronounce - what's not to like?
Pie  11/8/2007
Ruth, a "Piratical Maid of all work," is a character from Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" (1879).
Kate  1/22/2008
Ruth Jameson is the main female character in Gene Stratton-Porter's novel "The Harvester."
Kate  1/22/2008
Rather rough, if you ask me.
sweetkit  3/5/2008
I like my name, but the problem is that I am a physician and so I always get the "Dr. Ruth" jokes. Hopefully by the time children that are born now are adults, no one will remember her.
spirited  3/9/2008
Ruth is pretty while still being simple and direct.
gio2475  7/21/2008
I love this name. It was my great aunt's name and I would like to use it if I ever have children. I also think the Biblical Ruth would be a perfect person to be named for.
black_lace  8/19/2008
Ruth Connors is a character in Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones".
Joe-Bob-McRobert  11/12/2008
I have a friend called this of whom we nickname 'Rufus'. Probably not a common nickname; but one nevertheless.
Luangi  11/19/2008
Kate Bush's song "Running up That Hill" is oftentimes referred to as "RUTH" by her fans. I think it is a lovely name and I like the association with Kate Bush.
CB_DK  12/8/2008
I don't like the fact that it's an anagram of hurt.
― Anonymous User  12/8/2008
It reminds me of ruthless.
D.Scott  12/15/2008
This would have been my name if I hadn't been named Jessica. It's a shame, because I really like it! The fact that it means "friend" is just so sweet, and it sounds very mature, but in a nice and not cold sort of way. Plus I also think of the chocolate bar, and the early to mid-1900's, my favorite time in history.
not_another_Jessica  12/17/2008
My younger niece is named Ruth. I used to think that this was one of those good-in-theory-not-in-real-life names, but now I have to admit I've grown very fond of it. It has a nice classic sound, a beautiful Bible story, and a good meaning all connected to it.
britto08  2/21/2009
I love names like this that contain so much beauty in just one syllable. And another great thing is that it's not a very common name!
LaSorciere  2/21/2009
Ruth Condomine in Noel Coward's comedy, "Blithe Spirit"! (I played this character when we did the play at our school, and it was fun, though the character was a bit snobbish and overbearing :)
teensyalmond  6/3/2009
And to the person who said it reminded them of "ruthless," it's funny because you think it's the opposite! Being full of "Ruth" instead of being "ruthless"! :) Did that even make any sense? o_0
teensyalmond  6/3/2009
I think Ruth is the type of name that is beautiful because of its simple, understated elegance.
fon_solo  7/20/2009
I never used to like this name, but it's growing on me. No nicknames though.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2009
This was my grandmother's middle name. Naomi Ruth, I love that combo, because Naomi was Ruth's mother-in-law in the Bible. I absolutely love this name, it's fantastic. Even if it has no nicknames. Maybe Ruthie while she's little.
baileymarissa  8/19/2009
I've always liked that my name is easy to spell and pronounce and that it is uncommon.

On the downside, it isn't very feminine and there are no nicknames!
SpicyWolf  10/9/2009
Ruth is also named as an ancestress of Christ in Matthew 1:5.

In Greek, Ruth is written as follows:

And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

In the Hebrew Old Testament, Ruth is written as follows:
Deborah Reyes  11/10/2009
Come back!
lucyskydiamonds  11/20/2009
Ruth "Ruthie" Camden was a character on the once-popular show "Seventh Heaven." She was played by Mackenzie Rosman. The show ran from 1996-2007.
breakofday  12/11/2009
This is my mother's name. Her mother named her after the bible character. My mother is very kind, hard working and funny. Whenever I hear this name I think of her. Also this seems to be a very adult name. Maybe you can cute it up by giving the nickname Ruthie for small children.
GrapeGirl93  2/14/2010
Ruth Etting (November 23, 1897 – September 24, 1978) was an American singing star and actress of the 1920s and 1930s, who had over 60 hit recordings and worked in stage, radio, and film.
moonbaby9307  4/16/2010
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible names lists the meaning of Ruth as "satisfied." Or, possibly, "fulfilled."

Ruth, her husband Boaz and their son Obed are mentioned in the lineage of Jesus in Matthew 1:5.

The Greek form of Ruth is as follows:
Deborah Reyes  5/18/2010
Not really a famous bearer, but Ross and Rachel considered this for their baby on Friends. They decided against it, when Rachel said "We'll have our very own Baby Ruth".
alicehartley4884  7/30/2010
Such a sweet meaning!
Chrila96  10/1/2010
My grandmother's name. She is a wonderful lady. Her name suits her very well. I believe it is a timeless name that has a wonderful meaning.
ladybugluck  12/8/2010
Ruth is a character in Kazuo Ishiguro's amazing (and depressing) novel Never Let Me Go, played by Keira Knightley in the film adaptation.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2011
It's classic and timeless, yet relatively underused. However, I detest the nickname "Ruthie". I think Ru would be much cuter.
Black_X  2/21/2011
For once I can say this is a likable name for a grandma's name. So, from the list of granny names this one comes close to pleasant. Nice meaning it has at least.
MyFartsSmellGood  7/4/2011
I don't like Ruth. It sounds harsh and unattractive.
amazingtabby  7/10/2011
Czech pronunciation is "ROOT".
Meg_Simpson  8/28/2011
This was the name of Rose's snobbish, elitist mother in James Cameron's Titanic. Nice name despite the negative association.
Buneary  1/5/2013
This name is so sweet! It makes a really good middle name, I'd use it for sure!
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Ruth is a woman's name.
Not a little girl.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2013
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a Supreme Court Justice, and was also the first Jewish woman to appointed to the Court.
spaz123  3/23/2013
Women were little girls once too, and little girls grow into women! You can't label a name as a "women's name", that just doesn't make sense. I would rather meet 100 little girls named Ruth than another one with a cutesy, modern name that will never fit her when she grows up. Ruth is a very sweet name, although the ending does sound a bit harsh. But that can always be fixed with the nickname Ruthie, which is absolutely adorable more youthful than just Ruth.
Oohvintage  5/22/2013
American actress Ruth Hussey (1911-2005).
Oohvintage  7/23/2013
I'm glad this name is still on the charts. It's really cute.
Quamalamalam  12/13/2013
Swedish people use 'Rut' (pronounced kind of like 'root').
SilveryRow  10/6/2014
I really like the name Ruth. It's simple yet elegant. The meaning "friend" is cute. ^_^
― Anonymous User  11/22/2014
I can't believe no one has mentioned the character Ruth May from The Poisonwood Bible. She is the youngest daughter of the Price family. Her family goes on a mission trip to the Congo. She dies after getting bitten by a snake, which causes her family to fall apart.
HarderToBreathe  2/1/2015
We are about to name our daughter Ruth. I love it. She will be Ruthie as a child, Ruthless playing sports, Ruthifer in her teen years and Ruth as a professional adult.
Diamonds21d  3/29/2015
Ruth... a classic Biblical name that is not used as much today as it deserves. If you want to be you-neek, yet classy rather than ignorant, name your daughter Ruth and forget about naming her Paizleigh or Kennidee. Be warned--your baby daughter will grow up into a senior citizen.
― Anonymous User  4/1/2015
No offense to anyone who has or likes it, but I've always disliked this name. It just sounds so plain and boring, but also cold and way too rough. I just tend to like more soft, sweet, feminine-sounding names. The nickname Ruthie is a tad better though.
marisamary  4/28/2015
Why is everyone suggesting 'Ruthie' as a nickname? So many teasing opportunities and bad connotations, your child would be mercilessly bullied with that pet name. It sounds like 'Rufie', which is slang for rohypnol. You might be shaking your heads and saying 'Oh, kids won't know what that means,' but believe me, they will- I should know. I'm 13 and I don't think that a single one of my friends- some of whom are only eleven- wouldn't snigger when hearing that nickname.
On the plus side, minus the nickname, it's gorgeous. My friend's name is Caitlin Ruth, and it's lovely on her.
2angelgoats  5/2/2015
Never heard of rohypnol. I think Ruthie is super cute. Ruth used to remind me of ruthless but that's actually the opposite of what it means, and I'm liking it a lot lately. Such a cute name with a wonderful Biblical connection! I also like its similarity to Ruby - perhaps a Ruby could be honored with the name Ruth if someone likes one and not the other (or vice versa.)
― Anonymous User  9/6/2015
A very tough name for a young girl to have.
Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
The name is also used in Iceland.
jegharenbumsipanden  3/22/2016
Baby Ruth candy bars were named after Grover Cleveland's daughter. She was born between his two terms of office which was popular. She died of heart problems at 14.
Born: October 3, 1891, New York City, NY
Died: January 7, 1904, Princeton, NJ
She was very famous, and mourned by many. She was known as Baby Ruth. Babe Ruth was a last name (not a famous bearer).
Eileen1209864  5/5/2016
As my middle name, it's fine with Eileen. It was my great grandmother's name and I like how it's not like some modern name... Like Alyssa, Elyse, or Maya.
Eileen1209864  6/12/2016
This is a one of my favorite Biblical feminine names, it sounds yet feminine and isn't as popular as Sarah or Abigail. If you want a Biblical name for your daughter, I recommend this one.
ERK  10/20/2016
Better suited for a dog in my opinion.
Luvbug86  11/2/2016
Ruth Zakarian is an American actress, model and beauty queen who was the winner of the first ever Miss Teen USA pageant, held in 1983 in Lakeland, Florida. She went on to compete in Miss USA 1984 as Miss Teen USA 1983.
cutenose  1/20/2017
My middle name. It sounds okay with my first name. It was my great grandmother's name and my mom's middle name, and I would like to use it as my daughter's, if I have one's, middle name.
XironDarkstar  11/16/2017

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