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451st most popular girls name in the UK
100 recorded births
User rating: ( 3.57 from 199 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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