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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.


Variations

Reuben has 9 variants: Reuban, Reubin, Reuven, Rouvin, Rube, Ruben, Rubin, Rubino and Ruby.

Reuben has 1 more different form via Ruben: Rubi.

Reuben has 1 feminine form: Rubena.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Reuben name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Reuben, 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 Robben. This name tends to be less frequently used than Reuben.

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