Born in year 17 of the Fourth Age, Ruby Gamgee was the eleventh child of Samwise Gamgee and Rosie Cotton Gamgee. Ruby had twelve siblings: Elanor the Fair, Frodo Gardner, Rose, Merry, Pippin, Goldilocks, Hamfast, Daisy, Primrose, Bilbo, Robin, and Tolman.
Names & Meanings
Ruby is the name of a jewel. Many female Hobbits were named after jewels. Ruby shared her first name with Ruby Baggins.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C: "Gamgee genealogy," page 383
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