Meaning and Origin of: Rubis

Family name origins & meanings

  • Lithuanian : nickname for an unkempt person, from a derivative of rubti ‘to become rough’.
  • Greek (also Roubis) : descriptive nickname from modern Greek roubi ‘ruddy’, ‘ruby-colored’, from Venetianrubin.
  • Greek : alternatively it may be from rombos(classical Greek rhombos) ‘knot’, ‘fist’, or Peloponnesian dialect roumbi ‘rag’.