Given Name RUY

GENDER: Masculine

Meaning & History

Medieval Portuguese and Spanish short form of RODRIGO. It is another name of the 11th-century Spanish military commander Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, also known as El Cid.
VARIANT: Rui (Portuguese)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hroderich (Ancient Germanic), Roderic (Catalan), Roderick, Rod, Roddy (English), Rodrigue (French), Rodrigo, Roi (Galician), Rodrigo (Italian)


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Entry updated July 20, 2011