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Gender: Male Meaning of Ruben: "behold, a son" Origin of Ruben: Spelling variation of Reuben Ruben's Popularity in 2018: #415

The name Ruben is a boy's name meaning "behold, a son". Ruben is ranked #415 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Dutch Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia - with middles!".

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

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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.