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 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 (#21553 out of 150436, Top 14%). (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. (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 boy names was at its highest during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.5%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.159%, down 68.2%), with the versions Rube, Rubin, Ruby and Reuben becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Reuben▼ is pronounced similarly to Robben. This name tends to be less frequently used than Reuben.