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, with the suffix -in, of Reuben (Hebrew): from the original variation Reuven. Rubin is also a form of Ruben (Spanish).
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Rubin for boys. Rubin reached its apex position of #543 in the U.S. in the 1920s, 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 relations of Rubin was well-received among parents during the years 1890-1899 (adoption of 0.5%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.16%, ▼68.2%), with the forms Reuben, Rube, Rubin and Ruby becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Rubin▼ is alike in pronunciation to Roban, Robben, Robbin, Robbyn, Robin▼ and Robyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Aubin, Raven, Ravinn, Rayvin, Rubio, Ruffino and Rufino. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rubin.