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Gender: Male Meaning of Ruben: "behold, a son" Origin of Ruben: Spelling variation of Reuben Ruben's Popularity in 2017: #417

The name Ruben is a boy's name meaning "behold, a son". Ruben is ranked #417 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Dutch Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".

From the experts:

Variation of Reuben that is actually much more popular than the original.

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Famous People Named Ruben

(Christopher) Ruben Studdard, American R&B singer
Ruben Bailey aka Big Rube, American rapper
Ruben Blades (Bellido de Luna), Panamanian salsa singer and actor
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, American actor
Ruben James Wiki, New Zealand rugby league player
Rubén Doblas Gundersen aka El Rubius, Spanish YouTuber
Ruben Castro Martín, Spanish professional footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Ruben

Ruben Robinson, from TV series "Southland"
Ruben "Ruvik" Victoriano, antagonist in the game "The Evil Within"


Ruanne Says:


More streamlined and energetic seeming than the traditional English via Hebrew spelling. I think the term "rube" is heard less frequently now, so I wouldn't worry about that.

smartie352 Says:


Ruben isn't a spelling variation; in the Netherlands it's the original, legitimate spelling. Just as Lukas isn't a spelling variation of Lucas, but rather an international version.