What does Rubin mean?
Rubin \r(u)-bin\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew and Spanish origin, and the name Rubin means "see, a son". Rubin is a derivative of Reuben (Hebrew): from the original form Reuven. Rubin is also a form of Ruben (Spanish).
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Rubin for boys. Rubin reached its apex position of #543 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Rubin and corresponding names. Reuben (#848 last year), Rube, Ruben (#357) and Ruby are the prominent alternative forms of Rubin. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.5%) and is now much lower (usage 0.159%, down 68.2%), with the forms Reuben, Rube, Rubin and Ruby becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)