The 18th day of the Baby Name Advent brings us a name most will be familiar with – Ruby! This sweet name has always been one of my favourites and I think it fits in well with the wintery/holiday theme as the beautiful ruby-red hue is ubiquitous at this time of year!
To see more winter-inspired baby names, please visit the Baby Name Advent page!
deep red precious stone
Ruby is currently quite a popular name in many English-speaking countries – particularly the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US. A lovely vintage name that has made a comeback!
NOTABLE PEOPLE & CHARACTERS
Ruby Bridges (born 1954) – American activist, first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana in the 20th century
Ruby Murray (1935–1996) – Northern Irish singer
Ruby Winters (1942–2016) – American soul singer
Ruby Rose (born 1986) – Australian MTV VJ