What does Reuben mean?
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 1 more different relation via Ruben: Rubi.
Reuben has 1 feminine form: Rubena.Kreatif forms: Rayben, Reyben. [more]
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)
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)
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)
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.