Ruth

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Female Female Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

German and English spelling of Rut [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Related Names

See Rut

Grammar

Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Ruth
Accusative: Ruth
Dative: Ruth
Genitive: Ruthar

Name Day

Denmark Denmark

8 August

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Sweden: 1621 [4] [6]

Strongest Period of Usage

Sweden: 1885-1909 [6]

Statistics

Name count per country
CountryCommonnessFemale ♀ Male ♂Trend
Statimg f legend.pngStatimg m legend.pngas main name#also aux. name&as main name#also aux. name&
Denmark Denmark[7] Statimg f5.pngStatimg m0.png 12297 n.a. 0 n.a Statimg trend -2.png
Sweden Sweden[8] Statimg f5.pngStatimg m1.png 5385 14526 0 2 Statimg trend -1.png
Norway Norway[9] Statimg f4.pngStatimg m0.png 3795 8980 0 0 Statimg trend -2.png
Finland Finland[10] Statimg f4.pngStatimg m1.png n.a. 2625 n.a 1 Statimg trend 0.png
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent statistics trend[8][7][9][10]:Name statistics for Ruth(f)


Norwegian historic statistics trend[9]:

Norwegian historic statistics for Ruth(f)


Sources: [8] [7] [9] [10]

References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  3. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi