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Gender: M Meaning of Reuben: "behold, a son" Origin of Reuben: Hebrew Reuben's Popularity in 2013: #898

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Reuben is a rich and resonant underused Old Testament choice with several ingredients for success: its biblical pedigree as Jacob's first born son by Leah and the founder of one of the tribes of Israel, the distinction of never having been heavily used, and a friendly, down-home image. Maybe the current crowd of Jacobs will grow up and follow their biblical namesake by calling their own sons Reuben.

Only downsides: Reuben is also known as a sandwich, and is the source of the word 'rube.'

Panama-born salsa singer Ruben Blades represents the Latin version (with the accent on the second syllable); Reuven is the name in Hebrew.

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Famous People Named Reuben


Jacob Reuben Marchand, American rapper
Reuben Edward Maher, father of American actress/singer Kaitlyn Maher

Pop Culture References for the Name Reuben

Reuben Ainsworth, Cassie's little brother from "Skins"
Reuben, character on iCarly

Reuban, Reubin, Reuvin, Rheuben, Rhuben, Ruban, Rube, Rubean, Rubens, Rubey, Rubey, Rubin, Rubino, Ruby, Rueban, Rueben, Ruebin, Ruvim

Reuben's International Variations

Rouben (Eastern European) Rouvin (Greek) Reuven (Hebrew) Reubén, Rubén, Reubén, Rubén (Spanish)