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Female Female Name


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] [7]

Related Names

See Rut


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

Name Day

Denmark Denmark

8 August

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage


Name Count per Country

CountryCommonnessFemale ♀ Male ♂
Statimg f legend.pngStatimg m legend.pngas main name#also aux. name&as main name#also aux. name&
Denmark Denmark[8] Statimg f5.pngStatimg m0.png 12297 n.a. 0 n.a
Sweden Sweden[9] Statimg f5.pngStatimg m1.png 5385 14526 0 2
Norway Norway[10] Statimg f4.pngStatimg m0.png 3795 8980 0 0
Finland Finland[11] Statimg f4.pngStatimg m1.png n.a. 2625 n.a 1
  #: 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

Name statistics for Ruth(f) Sources: [9][8][10][11]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Ruth(f) Sources: [12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Ruth(f)

Sources: [9] [8] [10] [11]


  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. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark,
  9. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden,
  10. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway,
  11. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland,
  12. details see Name Statistic tables