Name
RUTH

Name RUTH

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 968,624 births of Ruth in the countries below, which represents an average of 6,821 births of children bearing the first name Ruth per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 2,859 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Ruth   
In Italiano Nome Ruth   
Available variant : Rúth
Variations : Rue , Rut , Rút , Ruta , Rute , Ruthey , Ruthie , Ruthy


Information about the first name Ruth

The first name Ruth is listed in our categories :The first name Ruth has been assigned to:
0.08% to boys
99.92% to girls
The country where the first name Ruth is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Female
This first name has 4 letters including 1 vowel and 3 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Ruth

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Ruth : Rhut, Ruht

Ruth in Japanese *

Romajiruusu
Katakanaルース
Hiraganaるーす
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Ruth in Japanese
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Ruth in sign language

Ruth in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Ruth

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English reuþe, ruthe, reuthe, rewthe, reowthe, corresponding to rue +‎ -th, perhaps after early Scandinavian (compare Old Norse hrygð, hryggð (“ruth, sorrow”)).
Anagrams src :
  • Hurt, Thur, hurt, thru, thur
Anagrams src :
  • Hurt, Thur, hurt, thru, thur
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ɹuːθ/
  • Rhymes: -uːθ
Proper noun src :
  • Ruth
  • A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  • Synonym: (abbreviation) Rth.
  • Ruth, the resident of Moab around whom the text centers.
  • A female given name from Hebrew.
  • A census-designated place in White Pine County, Nevada, United States.
  • A census-designated place in Trinity County, California, United States.
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • ruthful
  • ruthless
  • unruth
Proper noun (Usage notes) src :
  • The given name was rarely used by non-Jews in the Middle Ages. Taken into regular use by Puritans. Popular from the 1890s to the 1920s, particularly in the USA.
FR French
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ʁyt/
Proper noun src :
  • Ruth f
  • a female given name
  • (biblical) Ruth
General
Etymology src :
  • From Ruth the Moabite, Hebrew רות‎, of uncertain origin, possibly meaning "companion". Also associated with the English noun ruth by Puritans.
ES Spanish
Etymology src :
  • An etymological spelling under the influence of English Ruth.
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈrut/ [ˈrut̪]
  • Rhymes: -ut
Proper noun src :
  • Ruth f
  • a female given name, equivalent to English Ruth
  • Alternative spelling of Rut
  • 1922, Federico García Lorca, Primeras Canciones, Cuatro Baladas Amarillas, III:
Old Swedish
Noun src :
  • ruþ
  • Alternative spelling of rydh
SE Swedish
Etymology src :
  • From Vulgate Latin Ruth, from Hebrew רות‎. First recorded as a given name in 1621.
Proper noun src :
  • Ruth c (genitive Ruths)
  • a female given name, an alternative spelling of Rut
NL Dutch
Etymology src :
  • From Middle Dutch ruth, from Latin Ruth, from Koine Greek Ῥούθ (Rhoúth), from Biblical Hebrew רוּת‎ (rut).
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • IPA(key): /rʏt/
  • Hyphenation: Ruth
  • Rhymes: -ʏt
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Ruth f
  • (Judaism, Christianity) Ruth (Moabite woman, Biblical character).
  • (Judaism, Christianity) Ruth (book of the Hebrew Bible; the eighth book according to the Christian canon).
  • a female given name
Etymology (Pronunciation) src :
  • Hyphenation: Ruth
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Ruth n
  • A hamlet in Deurne, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
Alternative forms src :
  • Rut (non-standard, rare)
DK Danish
Proper noun src :
  • Ruth
  • Ruth (biblical character).
  • a female given name of biblical origin
DE German
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): [ʁuːt]
  • Rhymes: -uːt
Proper noun src :
  • Ruth f (proper noun, genitive Ruth or Ruths, plural Ruths)
  • Ruth (biblical character).
  • a female given name, equivalent to English Ruth
 

Popularity of the name Ruth

Number of RUTH births per year

Total births of Ruth by country

Births with the first name Ruth
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
647
829,214
BRBrazil
1930 - 2022
130
44,874
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
0
31,567
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
0
20,201
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
0
6,504
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
0
6,174
NONorway
1945 - 2022
0
4,412
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
0
3,896
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
8
3,227
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
0
2,985
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
0
2,489
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
0
2,475
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
4
2,421
NSNew Scotland
1920 - 2022
0
1,347
SESweden
1998 - 2022
0
1,102
MXMexico
2017 - 2021
0
952
ESSpain
2002 - 2021
0
729
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
0
638
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
0
612
CLChili
2010 - 2021
0
573
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
0
443
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
0
351
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
0
256
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
0
193
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
1
179
PTPortugal
2014 - 2022
0
14
SKSlovakia
2011 - 2022
0
4
PLPoland
2000 - 2022
0
2

Total births of Ruth by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Ruth
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
2022
0
1,643
DEGermany
2022
1
543
MXMexico
2021
0
219
SESweden
2022
0
95
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
0
69
ARArgentina
2015
0
41
CLChili
2021
0
39
FRFrance
2022
0
34
ONOntario
2019
0
33
DKDenmark
2022
0
33
IEIreland
2022
0
23
BEBelgium
2022
0
22
ABAlberta
2022
0
17
ATAustria
2021
0
12
BCBritish Columbia
2022
0
12
NONorway
2022
0
9
ITItaly
2021
0
6
QCQuebec
2022
0
4
CHSwitzerland
2021
0
3
CZCzechoslovakia
2016
0
1

Comments on the name Ruth

Personalities with the first name Ruth

There are 291 personalities with the first name Ruth


Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Joan Ruth Bader) src

United states of america
Judge Lawyer Jurist


Ruth Benedict
(Ruth Fulton) src

United states of america
Anthropologist


Margot Kidder
(Margaret Ruth Kidder) src

Canada United states of america
Stage actor Voice actor Film producer Television actor Film actor


Ruth Rendell
src

United kingdom
Screenwriter Writer Politician Author Novelist


Ruth Gordon
(Ruth Gordon Jones) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Actor Writer Playwright Stage actor Television actor Film actor


Ruth Negga
src

Republic of ireland Ethiopia
Actor Stage actor


Dinah Washington
(Ruth Lee Jones) src

United states of america
Singer Songwriter Jazz musician


Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
src

United states of america United kingdom Weimar republic
Screenwriter Writer Novelist


Ruth Westheimer
(Karola Ruth Siegel) src

United states of america Germany Nazi germany Weimar republic
Writer Television presenter University teacher Stage actor Sociologist Voice actor Radio personality Sex therapist Sex educator Television actor


Ruth Handler
(Ruth Marianna Moskowickz) src

United states of america
Screenwriter Entrepreneur Patent inventor



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Ruth
Full list of personalities with the first name Ruth

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Ruth

There are 1963 actors and actresses with the first name Ruth
Ruth Weingarten
Ruth Krüger-Willkomm
Ruth Mclin
Ruth Harrop
Ruth Kearney
Ruth Nkweti
Ruth Gilligan
Ruth Greenfield
Ruth Bradley
Ruth Horácková
Ruth Fabela
Ruth Bastiaensen
Ruth Negga
Ruth Arnell
Ruth Wilson
Ruth Radelet
Ruth Gale
Ruth Fröhner
Ruth Armas
Ruth Stubbings
Ruth Núñez
Ruth Connell
Ruth Vega Fernandez
Ruth Moschner
Ruth Becquart
Ruth Salas
Ruth Marie Kröger
Ruth Gabriel
Ruth Millar
Ruth Díaz

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Ruth
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Ruth

Rankings of first name RUTH by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#10929DE Germany2022
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#113SE Sweden2022
#115DE Germany2022
#157DK Denmark2022
#178US United State of America2022
#203IE Ireland2022
#218AB Alberta2022
#259CL Chili2021
#266AR Argentina2015
#297BC British Columbia2022
#338MX Mexico2021
#352ON Ontario2019
#357NO Norway2022
#431AT Austria2021
#445BE Belgium2022
#569GB United Kingdom2021
#954QC Quebec2022
#1153FR France2022
#1368IT Italy2021
#1654CH Switzerland2021
#2659CZ Czechoslovakia2016