Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. ROO-bee  [key·IPA]

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

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


People think this name is

classic   youthful   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple  


Uncut ruby stoneUncut ruby stone


Sources & References

  1. Uckelman, Sara L, ed. Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, entry Ruby, available from
Entry updated April 5, 2022