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What does Rubin mean?

Rubin Pronunciation of 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).


Rubin has 2 variants: Reuban and Reubin.

6 more related forms via Reuben, Ruben: Reuven, Rouvin, Rube, Rubi, Rubino and Ruby.

Creative forms:
(male) Raibin, Reybin, ..

(female) Ruan, Ruber, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rubin Smith (R.S.), ..

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rubin name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rubin, Reuben, Reubin, Rube, Ruben, Ruby in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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