Ruth: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Ruth

An old classic, this Hebrew name means “friend.” And what better name meaning could you ask for? For a little girl who will probably sleep with 78 stuffed animal “friends” in her bed, this name is perfect.

Nicknames:

Ruthie, Rue.

Famous people named Ruth:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Dr. Ruth, media personality and sex therapist; early 20th-century actresses Ruth Chatterton, Ruth Gordon, and Ruth Roman.

Fun facts:

The biblical Ruth is an ancestor of King David.

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