What does Rubin mean?
Rubin [ru-bin] as a boys' name is of Hebrew and Spanish origin, and the name Rubin means "see, a son". Rubin is a version of Reuben (Hebrew): from the original variation Reuven. Rubin is also a form of Ruben (Spanish).
(male) Raibin, Reybin, ..
(female) Ruan, Ruber, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Rubin?
Rubin is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#850 out of 1220, Top 70%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#1425 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Rubin reached its apex position of #460 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Reuben (#881 last year), Reubin, Rube, Ruben (#371) and Ruby are the prominent alternative forms of Rubin. Usage of these relations of Rubin was well-received among parents during the years 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.1%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.1%, ▼56.6%), with forms such as Reuben becoming less fashionable.
Rubin▼ is alike in pronunciation to Roban, Robben, Robbin, Robbyn, Robin▼ and Robyn. Other suggested similar names are Albin▼, Aubin, Durbin, Jabin, Quin, Rabi, Rain, Regin, Robi, Rubio, Rudi, Rudie, Rufino, Rurik, Rustin, Sabin and Tobin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rubin.See names in meaning and etymology.