Gender: Male Meaning of Ruben: "behold, a son" Origin of Ruben: Spelling variation of Reuben Ruben's Popularity in 2019: #418

Ruben Origin and Meaning

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

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

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Rank in US: #418

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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.