The name Reuben is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "behold, a son". Reuben is ranked #927 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
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 being one of the Hebrew baby names that's never 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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