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  1. #362,497 Ruth Frederick
  2. #362,498 Ruth Herring
  3. #362,499 Ruth Mcmullen
  4. #362,500 Ruth Nixon
  5. #362,501 Ruth Parrish
  6. #362,502 Ruth Rush
  7. #362,503 Ruth Vogel
  8. #362,504 Ruth Walls
  9. #362,505 Ruth Wilkerson
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Meaning & Origins

Biblical name (of uncertain derivation) of a Moabite woman who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and afterwards became the wife of Boaz and an ancestress of David. Her story is told in the book of the Bible that bears her name. It was used among the Puritans in England in the 16th century, partly because of its association with the English vocabulary word ruth meaning ‘compassion’. It has always been popular as a Jewish name, but is now also widespread among people of many different cultures and creeds.
100th in the U.S.
English (mainly southern): from the Old French habitational name and personal name Paris (see Paris 1). Parrish is the most common form of the name in English, and is the result of confusion between -s and -sh (compare Norris), reinforced by folk etymological association with the modern English word parish. In the 17th and 18th centuries the surname was occasionally bestowed on foundlings brought up at the expense of the parish.
643rd in the U.S.

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