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What does Reuben mean?

Reuben \re(u)-ben\ 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. Reuven is a Spanish and Scandinavian form. Singer Ruben Blades.


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

Reuben has 1 more different form via Ruben: Rubi.

Reuben has 1 feminine form: Rubena.


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 (#22695 out of 88799, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Reuben for boys. Reuben reached its peak position of #178 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #848. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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) rated in the Top 1000 are Ruben (#357 a year ago), Ruby, Rubin and Rube. Usage of this boy name was at its highest during the years 1890-1899 and is now significantly less, with the versions Ruby, Rubin, Rube and Reuben becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.

Similar Names

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