Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. ROO-bee
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Meaning & History

Simply from the name of the precious stone (which ultimately derives from Latin ruber "red"), which is the traditional birthstone of July. It came into use as a given name in the 16th century [1].

Related Names

VariantRubye
Other Languages & CulturesRubena(Esperanto) Rubina(Italian) Rubina(Portuguese)
User SubmissionRúbý

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Sources & References

  1. Uckelman, Sara L, ed. Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, entry Ruby, available from https://dmnes.org/name/Ruby.

Entry updated April 5, 2022