Ruth is a case-study in loyalty. The Old Testament Book of Ruth centers on a young, loyal Moabite woman who refused to desert her mother-in-law even after her husband’s death (which is truly a godly act if we ever saw on.). She became an ancestor of King David. The name soared to popularity in the early 1900s, but has fallen by the wayside since then.


  • hebrew: Friend, compassionate

Alternative Spellings

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Famous Namesakes:

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Food writer Ruth Reichl

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Eric Clapton