Meaning and name origin
Ruben is a very popular first name for males (#203 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9776 out of 88799, Top 11%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ruben for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ruben and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ruben (#357), Reuben (#848), Rubin and Rube. (2014 statistics).
Ruben is also pronounced similarly to Reuban, Reubin, Roban, Robben, Robin and Robyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Auben, Raven and Reuven. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ruben.