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Gender: Girl Meaning: Friend; compassion Origin: Hebrew Pronunciation: rooth Related Names: Ruthe, Rooth

Ruth: Popularity

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397th most popular girls name in the UK

100 recorded births
in 2012

User rating:  Star: on Star: on Star: on Star: off Star: off ( 3.49 from 244 votes )

Additional information about the name Ruth:

The name Ruth is derived from the Hebrew meaning 'companion' or 'friend'. Also meaning 'compassion' in English, the name is borne by King David's great grandmother, and the subject of the Book of Ruth. The name's English connection to 'compassion' lead to its adoption by the Puritans after the Reformation.

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