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Meaning and Name Origin

Ruben \r(u)-ben\ as a boys' name is of Spanish origin. Variant of Reuben (Hebrew) "see, a son". Singer Ruben Blades.


Ruben has 4 variants: Rube, Rubi, Rubin and Rubino.

Ruben has 5 more different forms via Reuben: Reuban, Reubin, Reuven, Rouvin and Ruby.


Ruben is a very popular first name for males (#203 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#9776 out of 88799, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Ruben for boys. Ruben reached its peak position of #178 in the U.S. in 1992, and is presently at #357. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ruben and related names. Popular variation forms of Ruben (#357 last year) appearing in the Top 1000 are Reuben (#848 last year), Ruby, Rubin and Rube. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1890-1899 and has become much lower since, with the forms Ruby, Rubin, Rube and Reuben becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Ruben is alike in pronunciation to Roban, Robben, Robin and Robyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Auben and Raven. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ruben.