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Meaning and name origin

Reuben \re(u)-ben\ as a boy's name is pronounced ROO-ben. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Reuben is "see, a son". From the original form Reuven. Commonly used since the 18th century. Biblical: Reuben was the firstborn of Jacob's 12 sons. Also a sandwich with corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese. Reuven is a Spanish and Scandinavian form. Singer Ruben Blades.

Reuben has 9 variant forms: Reuban, Reubin, Reuven, Rouvin, Rube, Ruben, Rubin, Rubino and Ruby.

There is 1 feminine form of Reuben: Rubena.


Reuben is a very popular first name for males (#549 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22695 out of 88799, Top 26%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Reuben for boys (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Reuben name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Reuben outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Reuben and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ruben (#357), Reuben (#848), Ruby, Rube and Rubin. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ruben, Reuben, Ruby, Rube, Rubin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ruben, Reuben outside U.S.

Similar Names

Reuben is also pronounced similarly to Robben. This name tends to be less commonly used than Reuben.


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