Ruth meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Ruth No. of characters: 4 Gender: GirlOrigin: English German Dutch Swedish Norwegian Danish Spanish Biblical Biblical LatinHebrew Biblical LatinEnglish
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Meanings: Companion Friend Compassionate Friend Season Hebrew origin, meaning: girlfriend, refreshment. Known from the Old Testament. In Germany, a timeless popular name. Namesake: Ruth Leuwerik, German actress.

Ruth was ranked 912 in 2008 list of US boys name and dropped by 15.44% from its previous ranking of 790 in 1995. Ruth was ranked 280 in 2016 US female names list and elevated by 0.36% from its previous ranking of 281 in 2015.

In Hebrew, "Ruth" is "re'ut," meaning "friend, companion." Ruth is a great heroine of the Old Testament. Still today, her words to her mother-in-law, "Whither thou goest, I will go," evoke compassion, loyalty and selfless friendship. She gave up her own homeland to accompany Naomi to Judah. There, as King David's great-grandmother, she became part of the direct ancestry of Jesus.

The Puritans were the first to name their children "Ruth." They introduced the name to the "New World," but no where was it as popular as in Ireland.

Full form of Ruth : Restless Untiring Trusting Humble

Ruth is a very very popular first name for a girl in England & Wales which is popular since 1996 and ranked 455 in 2015. Around 3483 people wear Ruth as their first name. Ruth is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Ruth was a rare first name for a boy but is a very very popular first name for a girl which is popular since 2016 and ranked 280 in 2016 in United States. Around 825110 people wear Ruth as their first name. Ruth is a very consistent name over the past 130 years. 0.228272% of people in US have this given name.

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Ruth loses her first husband and follows Naomi, her mother-in Bethlehem where she married Boaz, a close relative who was on her redemption right. She gives birth to Obed to be the grandfather of King David. The Bible book that bears his name exalted piety of Ruth and gives in foreign example that has managed to integrate into the chosen people.

Expression number of Ruth is 22.

Ruth are persistent and possess leadership abilities. Ruth dream big and so are their achievements in real world. Ruth can transform any idea into reality which make them a master builder equipped with ingenuity and innovation.

Names that rhyme with Ruth Achyuth, Amruth, Anaruth, Annaruth, Annieruth, Darthmouth, Ealhswuth, Eliuth, Helmuth, Laruth, Mariruth, Maryruth, Ruth, South, Truth, Vidyuth, Vishruth, Weymouth, WilmuthFamous people named Ruth
Ruth Sullivan in Troy as Sound Department
Ruth Maleczech in Sleepers as Actress
Ruth Dwyer in Seven Chances as Actress
Ruthie Luff in D.I.Y as Actress
Ruth Olafsdottir in Kaldaljós as Actress
Ruth Morley in Taxi Driver as Costume Designer
Lori Rutherford in Freaky Friday as Actress
Mary Ruth Clarke in Meet the Parents as Writer
Ruth Springford in The Changeling as Actress
Ruth Rose in King Kong as Writer
Ruth Gordon, actress,writer
Ruth Abbott, actress
Ruth Abraha, actress
Ruth Adam, writer
Ruth Adams, actress
Ruth Adelman, sound department,writer
Ruth Adler, actress
Names like Ruth Rut, Ruta, Rutger, Ruth, Rutha, Ruthalee, Ruthan, Ruthann, Ruthanna, Ruthanne, Ruthe, Ruthel, Ruthell, Ruthella, Ruthelle, Ruthellen, Ruthelma, Ruthena, Ruthene, Ruther
Ruth Namesakes Posts having Ruth: Comments :Ruth (also: Rut , Ruthy ) is a female first name and last name . It comes from the Hebrew word Re'ut (רְעוּת) what friend , companion , friendship means. Ruth is also a biblical character story is told in the Book of Ruth. The popularity of the name Ruth rose in Germany in the early 20th century. The late 1920s and early 1930s he was a few times among the top ten girls' names. Then his popularity declined slowly. One reason was certainly the prohibition on the award of "Jewish" name in the Third Reich. Since the early eighties the name is fairly uncommon. Popularity of the name is very low in France , important in Germany and Democratic Republic of Congo . French , German , English , Dutch , Norwegian , Lingala : Ruth, Hebrew : רות, Hungarian : Rut, Latin : Ruth, Greek : ΡΟΥΘ ( Routh ), Polish : Ruta, Swedish : Rut, Kikongo : "Luta". - Devora Hutsell
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