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What does Ruben mean?

Ruben Pronunciation of Ruben as a boys' name is of Spanish origin. Variant of Reuben (Hebrew) "see, a son". Singer Ruben Blades.



VARIANTS Rube, Rubi, Rubin, Rubino

OTHER FORMS VIA REUBEN Reuban, Reubin, Reuven, Rouvin, Ruby

(male) Raben, ..

(female) Ruber, ..

Ruben Randy (R.R.), ..

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 #415. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Ruben (#415 LAST YEAR) are Reuben (#927), Reubin, Rube, Rubin and Ruby. Usage of these relations of Ruben was widespread in the 1900s (MEDIAN #678) and has become much reduced since (#1557, 60% LESS USAGE).

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

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

Similar Names

Ruben is alike in pronunciation to Reuban, Reubin, Roban, Robben, Robbin, Robbyn, Robin and Robyn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alben, Auben, Auden, Eben, Euen, Eugen, Joben, Rabee, Raven, Regen, Ren, Reuven, Rien, Rowen, Rozen, Rubio, Ruby, Rudee, Rudey, Ruel, Rune, Rurek, Rusten, Ryden and Ryen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ruben.