Popularity rank in the US: #90
Meaning: Red; precious stone
Ruby, from the Latin ruber, is the only gemstone to make it to America's top 100 baby names in 2014. July's birthstone, rubies are rare, sensual, extravagantly crimson magnets for success. Ruby Keeler and Ruby Dee are just two of the notable performers with the glittering red stone moniker. England, Wales and Australia have an ongoing love affair with the name and Ruby Tuesday, the Stones' rock music classic from the '60s, is an enduring anthem for all memorable Rubys.