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pinWhat does Reuben mean?

Reuben /re-uben/ as a boys' 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. Singer Ruben Blades.


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

Reuben has 1 more different relation via Ruben: Rubi.

Reuben has 1 feminine form: Rubena.

Kreatif forms: Rayben, Reyben. [more]

pinHow popular is Reuben?

Reuben is a very prominent first name for men (#549 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#21553 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Reuben for boys. Reuben entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #178 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #848. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Reuben and related names. Prominent variation forms of Reuben (#848 a year ago) are Ruben (#357 a year ago), Ruby, Rubin and Rube. Usage of these relations of Reuben was at its highest during 1890-1899 (average #500) and is somewhat lower today (#841, 68.2%), with the versions Rube, Rubin, Ruby and Reuben becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

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Reuben is pronounced similarly to Roban, Robben, Robbin, Robbyn, Robin and Robyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Auben, Corben, Eben, Geffen, Jeren, Jeroen, Joben, Keven, Melden, Neven, Raiden, Raven, Rayven, Reagen, Reese, Regan, Regen, Rene, Renke, Renne, Reuel, Rowen, Rune, Teigen and Vernen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Reuben.