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Reuben meaning and name origin
Reuben \re(u)-ben\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Reuban, Reubin, Reuven, Rouvin, Rube, Ruben, Rubin, Rubino and Ruby.
Baby names that sound like Reuben are Robben, Robyn, Robin, Robbin, Roban and Robbyn.
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Popularity of Reuben
Reuben is a very popular first name for men (#549 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#22695 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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