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What does Reuven mean?

Reuven Pronunciation of Reuven [reuven] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Reuven means "see, a son". Reuven is a variant form of Reuben (Hebrew): from the original variation Reuven.


Reuven has 1 variant: Rouvin.

5 more alternative forms via Reuben: Reuban, Reubin, Rube, Ruben and Rubin.

Creative forms:
(male) Rauven, Rouven, ..


Middle name pairings:
Reuven Koen (R.K.), ..

How popular is Reuven?

Reuven is a rare first name for males. Reuven is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ruben (#371 via latest list), Reuben (#881), Rubin, Rube and Reubin are the popular alternative forms of Reuven (outside Top 2000). Usage of these relations of Reuven was widespread during 1890-1899 (median #650) and has become significantly reduced since (#1450, 52%), with forms such as Reuben going out of style. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Reuben, Reubin, Rube, Ruben, Rubin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Reuven is pronounced similarly to Raven, Rayven and Rayvin. Other suggested similar names are Auden, Beamen, Beaven, Bensen, Beven, Beyren, Daven, Deen, Derren, Deven, Devlen, Draven, Elven, Eugen, Felten, Galven, Garven, Irven, Iven, Jayven, Jeaven, Jeroen, Jerren, Jeven, Jevven (see Jevon), Kayven, Keegen, Kelten, Kelven, Keven, Marven, Melden, Mellen, Merven, Nelsen, Neven, Niven, Raiden, Raylen, Reade, Reagan, Reagen, Rearden, Reave, Rees, Reese, Reeve, Reeves, Regen, Reginn, Regner, Ren, Renton, Reuel, Reve, Robben, Rover, Rudey, Ruel, Rurek, Rusten, Ryen, Ryun, Selden, Sleven, Steven, Sven, Teven, Teyten, Treven, Vernen and Zebulen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Reuven.

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