Other Origin(s):Polish, Ukrainian
Meaning:Companion; Rue herb
Ruta is a girl’s name most commonly used in Poland, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania. In Lithuania and Latvia, the name is spelled as Rūta and derives from the rue herb, Lithuania’s national plant. In other countries, it’s a variant of the Hebrew name Ruth, meaning “companion” or “friend.” An ideal name if you want to instill the importance of friendship in baby! Ruth appears in the eighth book of the Old Testament, which is named after her. Other variants of the name include Rut, Rút, Rute, Ruti, Rufa, Ruthven, and more.
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