What does Reuben mean?
Reuben [reuben] 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.
1 more different relation via Ruben: Rubi.
1 feminine form: Rubena.Creative forms:
(male) Rauben, Rouben, ..
(female) Reabel, .. Middle name pairings:
Reuben Milan (R.M.), ..
How 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)
Reuben entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #178 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #881. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Reuben (#881 a year ago) are Ruben (#371 a year ago), Ruby, Rubin, Rube and Reubin. Usage of these relations of Reuben was at its highest during 1900-1909 (average #678) and is now significantly less (#1542, ▼56.6%), with versions such as Rubin becoming somewhat dated.
Reuben▼ is pronounced similarly to Roban, Robben, Robbin, Robbyn, Robin▼ and Robyn. Other suggested similar names are Auben, Beamen, Belden, Bergen, Beven, Beyren, Corben, Derren, Deven▼, Devlen, Eben, Gefen, Geffen, Harben, Jeaven, Jensen▲, Jeren, Jeroen, Jevven (see Jevon), Joben, Keagen, Keen, Keenen, Kellen, Kelven, Keven▼, Lauren, Melden, Mellen, Nelsen, Neven, Rabee, Raiden▲, Raven, Rayven, Reade, Reagen, Rearden, Redley, Redman, Reed▲, Reese, Reeve, Reeves, Regan, Regen, Regin, Remee, Remmey, Rene▼, Renier, Renke, Renne, Reuel, Reve, Reyes, Rowen▲, Royden, Rozen, Rudee, Rudey, Rune, Ryden, Ryen, Selden, Teigen, Teven, Teyten and Vernen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Reuben.See names in meaning and etymology.