What does Ruben mean?
(male) Raben, Rooben, ..
(female) Rubenna, Rubenne, ..
How popular is Ruben?
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 (#10532 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name history of Ruben for boys. Ruben reached its peak position of #178 in the U.S. in 1992, and is presently at #371. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the boy name Ruben and related names. Popular variation forms of Ruben (#371 last year) are Reuben (#881 last year), Ruby, Rubin, Rube and Reubin. Usage of these relations of Ruben was widespread in the 1900s (median #678) and has become much reduced since (#1542, 57% less usage).
Ruben▼ is alike in pronunciation to Roban, Robben, Robbin, Robbyn, Robin▼ and Robyn. Other suggested similar names are Alben, Auben, Auden, Eben, Euen, Eugen, Joben, Rabee, Raven, Regen, Ren, Rien, Rowen▲, Rozen, Rubio, Rudee, Rudey, Ruel, Rune, Rurek, Rusten, Ryden and Ryen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ruben.