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The female name derives from ruby in the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name.
    • 1992 Karen Kijewski, Kat's Cradle, page 76:
      And those are her two daughters, Opal and Ruby. Her husband, Joshua, named them. He said they were to be the jewels of his old age. She would never have thought of names like that. There wasn't an ounce of sentiment in her body.
  2. (rare) A surname​.
  3. (rare) A male given name.
  4. (computer languages) A dynamic, reflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language developed in the 1990s.
  5. A city in Alaska.
  6. A ghost town in Arizona
  7. A town in South Carolina.
  8. A town in Wisconsin.
  9. A settlement on the island of Saint Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.

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  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) A curry, short for Ruby Murray.
    We're going down the Indian for a Ruby - wanna join us?