"behold, a son"

Ruben Origin and Meaning

The name Ruben is a boy's name meaning "behold, a son".

The streamlined Spanish Ruben is much more popular than the original Biblical Hebrew version in the US.

Ruben is definitely a simpler and more intuitive spelling of this rich attractive name. Ruben and Ruby are the perfect male-female companion names.

# 459 in the US

Ruben Rank in US Top 1000

# 735 on Nameberry

Ruben Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ruben Popularity

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Famous People Named Ruben

  • (Christopher) Ruben StuddardAmerican R&B singer
  • Ruben Bailey aka Big RubeAmerican rapper
  • Ruben Blades (Bellido de Luna)Panamanian salsa singer and actor
  • Ruben SantiagoHudson, American actor
  • Ruben James WikiNew Zealand rugby league player
  • Rubén Doblas Gundersen aka El RubiusSpanish YouTuber
  • Ruben Castro MartínSpanish professional footballer

Ruben in Pop Culture

  • Ruben Robinsonfrom TV series "Southland"
  • Ruben "Ruvik" Victorianoantagonist in the game "The Evil Within"

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