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What does Reuben mean?

Reuben Pronunciation of 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH Re-, 18th century, biblical


VARIANTS Reuban, Reubin, Reuven, Rouvin, Rube, Ruben, Rubin, Rubino, Ruby





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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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reuben name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Reuben (#881 A YEAR AGO) are Ruben (#371), 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reuben, Reubin, 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 Roban, Robben, Robbin, Robbyn, Robin and Robyn. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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