Ruben - Meaning of Ruben
[ 2 syll. ru-ben, rub-en ] The baby boy name Ruben is pronounced RUY-BahN in Dutch †. Ruben's origin is Hebrew, and its use, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Scandinavian, Slavic, and Spanish. Ruben is a variant spelling of Reuben (English, French, German, and Hebrew).
Ruben is an all-time favorite. Currently it is still a rather popular baby boy name, but not to the degree it was previously. The name's popularity rose from the 1910s up to the 1990s. At the height of its usage in 1992, 0.086% of baby boys were given the name Ruben. It was #178 in rank then. The baby name has seen a decline in popularity since then. In 2018, it ranked at #415 with a usage of 0.039%, but it was nonetheless the most popular within all boy names in its family. Ruben was thrice as popular as the subsequent ranked name, Reuben, in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Ruben include Raban, Raeven, Raiven, Ravan, Rayvan, Rayven, Rayvon, Reuban, Reuben, Reven, Revon, Reyven, Reyvon, Rhaven, Rheuben, Roban, Robben, Robson, Roupan, and Roupen.
† Pronunciation for Ruben: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; UY as in "rue (French)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Ruben is Talent Show Contestant, Ruben Studdard, born 12 September 1978, Birmingham, Alabama.