What does Rube mean?
Rube [rube] as a boys' name is of Hebrew and Spanish derivation, and the name Rube means "see, a son". Rube is a variant form of Reuben (Hebrew): from the original variant Reuven. Rube is also a form of Ruben (Spanish).
(male) Riobe, Rure, ..
(female) Rure, Ruri, .. Middle name pairings:
Rube Sire (R.S.), ..
How popular is Rube?
Rube is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#72237 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Rube reached its highest position of #667 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Reuben (#881 last year), Reubin, Ruben (#371), Rubin and Ruby are the popular varying forms of Rube rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Rube were favored in the 1900s (average #678) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1542, ▼56.6%), with versions such as Ruben becoming less trendy.
Rube is alike in pronunciation to Rab, Rob▼ and Robb. Other suggested similar names are Abbe, Abe▼, Aube, Cabe, Cobe, Ebbe, Fabe, Gabe, Hube, Jobe, Kobe▼, Rabee, Rabi, Rae, Rafe, Rane, Raye, Rene▼, Reve, Rice, Rike, Robi, Roe, Rome, Rowe, Rubio, Rudd, Rudee, Rudey, Rudi, Rudie, Rudy▼, Ruel, Rugby, Rune, Rurek, Rush, Russ▼, Ruy, Rye, Ryne▼ and Tobe▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rube.See names in meaning and etymology.