Ruby is the name of a red-colored to pinkish gemstone. The name comes from Latin rubeus meaning “red”. Though the name is traditionally a girl’s name, it has been used for boys in the past, which is why I’m listing it as a unisex name.

Ruby could also be a nickname for Rueben, a male Hebrew name meaning “behold, a son”.

Origin: Latin

Female forms:

  • Rubina (Italian)
  • Rubee (English)
  • Rubi (English)


Male forms:

  • Rubeus (Latin)