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First name origin & meaning:

Hebrew: Compassionate friend

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from Middle English reuthe ‘pity’ (a derivative of rewen to pity, Old English hrēowan) nickname for a charitable person or for a pitiable one. The personal name Ruth was little used in England in the Middle Ages among non-Jews, and is unlikely to have had any influence on the surname.
  2. Swiss German: from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with hrōd ‘renown’ (see Rode).

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Eric Clapton

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