What does Ruben mean?
(male) Raben, Rooben, ..
(female) Rubeni, Ruber, .. Middle name pairings:
Ruben Matthew (R.M.), ..
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)
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. 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.