girl name Ruth
 

Ruth Girl Name


Baby Girl Names > Starting With R > Ruth

Ruth name image The name Ruth is of Hebrew origin, and means friend.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Ruth has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Ruth
Use of the Name Ruth for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years50 Years25 Years10 Years5 Years2 Years1 Year
810,04599,99724,1818,6194,4551,751883
The table below indicates the number of times the name Ruth has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Ruth
 Used as a Girl NameUsed as a Boy Name
YearRankCountRankCount
188093234  
188184277  
188280323  
188374387  
188474442  
188570507  
188666581  
188762627  
188859850  
1889461,074  
1890461,195  
1891191,858  
189253,29163212
189333,65860712
189463,37253515
189563,5519687
189653,90566712
189753,87743520
189854,24956815
189953,9117719
190054,76564516
190153,97452815
190254,38353317
190354,52165113
190454,90060815
190555,06552220
190655,13756018
190755,56769415
190846,17260819
190946,49967017
191057,20046835
191157,97659427
1912511,23564843
1913512,56885033
1914515,80879245
1915521,86793845
1916523,17585355
1917523,54990151
1918525,55298747
1919524,56782663
1920526,08294654
1921525,77592758
1922523,62278673
1923623,64285963
1924623,59480571
1925622,24876076
1926620,17975473
1927619,41167092
1928617,82979668
1929816,01877669
19301014,91777369
19311113,12780861
19321112,24970877
19331311,13286552
19341310,55976765
1935159,97887552
1936159,21694943
1937159,59688849
1938219,30097543
1939229,06388450
1940248,884  
1941288,851  
1942339,328  
1943339,343  
1944328,668  
1945338,037  
1946388,456  
1947448,483  
1948457,896  
1949477,649  
1950497,123  
1951537,074  
1952586,933  
1953626,576  
1954666,561  
1955696,191  
1956786,060  
1957845,664  
1958905,246  
1959975,052  
1960974,946  
1961964,887  
19621044,296  
19631133,863  
19641143,637  
19651183,237  
19661282,845  
19671452,421  
19681492,152  
19691681,900  
19701781,820  
19711911,620  
19722011,390  
19732021,271  
19741951,306  
19751991,227  
19762051,199  
19772121,182  
19782131,204  
19792161,200  
19802071,255  
19812091,261  
19822221,177  
19832241,117  
19842231,158  
19852331,114  
19862431,074  
19872511,016  
1988257988  
1989277970  
1990306899  
1991287980  
1992323841  
1993316841  
1994311871  
1995323840  
1996351789  
1997336846  
1998347835  
1999350854  
2000344890  
2001331926  
2002338888  
2003354868  
2004352883  
Totals:  810,045 1,969

During the last 125 years, parents have used Ruth as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name. 


Copyright © 2005- Baby-Girl-Names.org.
All rights reserved.
Baby-Girl-Names.org is a Chosen Sites™ family reference source.
All information on this baby name website is provided "as is."

Girl Name Ruth