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Rut | רוּת

  • English Name: Ruth
  • Meaning:

    Friendship

    Biblical: Ruth is the heroine of the Book of Ruth, who cares for Naomi, marries Boaz, and becomes an ancestor of King David.

    Shavuot: The Book of Ruth is traditionally read on Shavuot.
  • Gender: Female
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Shortened Versions: Ruthie, Rutie
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