Ruth

Gender:girl

Meaning:friend; compassion

Origin:Hebrew

Pronunciation:rooth

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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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