[ 1 syll. ru-be, rub-e ] The baby boy name Rube is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is RUWB †. Rube is largely used in the English language and it is derived from Hebrew origins. Rube is a contraction of the name Reuben (English, French, German, and Hebrew).
Rube is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1905, 0.008% of baby boys were given the name Rube. Its ranking then was #782. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is now of infrequent use. In 2012, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Rube, Reuben was the most popular. Rube has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
Baby names that sound like Rube include Rab (English and Scottish), Raf (English), Raff (English), Ralf (English, German, Hungarian, and Scandinavian), Ralph (English and German), Raph, Raufe, Rauff, Rauffe, Rav, Reave (English), Reb, Rebe, Reefe (Scottish), Reeve (English), Reive, Reve, Rif, Rip (English), and Ripp (English).
† Pronunciation for Rube: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)"