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Ruth Name Meaning and Origin

Ruth Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Compassionate, loyal, friend

Name Origin


Ruth is a Hebrew name meaning 'compassionate friend' or 'loyal companion'. In the Bible, Ruth is known for her loyalty and devotion to her mother-in-law, Naomi, making the name symbolize friendship and loyalty.

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Ruth Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Ruth is a simple and smooth name to pronounce, with a pleasant flow of sounds.

Name Melody Rating:

The two-syllable structure of Ruth gives it a nice rhythm, although it may sound slightly abrupt to some ears.

Famous People Named Ruth

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● Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an iconic American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was a champion of gender equality and women's rights.

● Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson is a British actress known for her roles in TV series like 'Luther' and 'The Affair'. She has received critical acclaim and awards for her performances.

● Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga is an Ethiopian-Irish actress who has appeared in films like 'Loving' and TV series like 'Preacher'. She has been praised for her versatile acting skills.

Ruth Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Ruth

The name Ruth does not typically carry negative connotations or associations. It is widely regarded as a positive and wholesome name, symbolizing loyalty and friendship.

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