Rut f

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Female Female Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Rut m for the male version.

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

Nordic spelling of the Hebrew name רוּת (Rut) of uncertain meaning. Some theories:

1) Hebrew רְעוּת (re'ut) = 'friend' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

2) Hebrew 'refreshment' [4]

3) Hebrew 'appearance, beauty' [4]

4) Hebrew 'shepherd' [2] [6]

5) By English Puritans later associated with English ruth = 'pity, sorrow, compassion' [9] [1]

Related Names

Ruhte
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Sami
Rut
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Danish Faroese Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Ruta
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Rute
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Ruth
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Rutha
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Danish Swedish
Rútse
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Greenlandic
Rutsi
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Greenlandic
Rutt
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Danish Faroese Finish Norwegian Swedish
Rutta
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Norwegian Swedish
Ruut
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Finish
Ruuth
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Finish
Ruuti
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Finish
Ruutti
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Finish
Ruutu
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Finish

See also Tutti

Combinations

For combinations see RUT (name element)

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Rutarson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Rutardóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Rut
Genitive: Ruts
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Rut
Accusative: Rut
Dative: Rut
Genitive: Rutar
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Rut
Genitive: Rutin
Partitive: Rutia
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Rut
Accusative: Rut
Dative: Rut
Genitive: Rutar
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Rut
Genitive: Ruts
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Rut
Genitive: Ruts

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

8 August

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

28 November

Norway Norway

28 November

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

4 January

Sweden Sweden

4 January

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Bible

  • Rut is the central character of the book Rut (Ruth in English) in the Old Testament.

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[12]
7695 18251 7695 18249 0 2
Iceland Iceland[13]
193 1632
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Finland Finland[14]
n.a.
979
n.a.
977
n.a.
2
Norway Norway[15]
345
n.a.
345
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[16]
75
n.a.
75
n.a.
0
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[17]
0 65
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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.

 

Statistics as female name

Recent statistics trend[12][16][15][14]:Name statistics for Rut (f)

Sources: [12] [16] [15] [14]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  5. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  8. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  9. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  10. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  11. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  17. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/