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Popularity
109k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Ruben

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Behold, A Son
  • #590 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
29k Reuben (Hebrew)
< 1k Ruven (American)

How popular is the name "Ruben" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 30 0 30
1881 21 0 21
1882 34 0 34
1883 30 0 30
1884 28 0 28
1885 28 0 28
1886 40 0 40
1887 34 0 34
1888 21 0 21
1889 33 0 33
1890 25 0 25
1891 25 0 25
1892 44 0 44
1893 41 0 41
1894 33 0 33
1895 37 0 37
1896 49 0 49
1897 42 0 42
1898 45 0 45
1899 32 0 32
1900 50 0 50
1901 35 0 35
1902 45 0 45
1903 50 0 50
1904 38 0 38
1905 41 0 41
1906 52 0 52
1907 62 0 62
1908 60 0 60
1909 71 0 71
1910 83 0 83
1911 59 0 59
1912 134 0 134
1913 154 0 154
1914 199 0 199
1915 256 0 256
1916 237 0 237
1917 289 0 289
1918 286 0 286
1919 292 0 292
1920 336 0 336
1921 357 0 357
1922 361 0 361
1923 368 0 368
1924 398 0 398
1925 432 5 427
1926 440 0 440
1927 478 0 478
1928 500 7 493
1929 484 0 484
1930 522 5 517
1931 464 0 464
1932 474 6 468
1933 405 7 398
1934 442 0 442
1935 488 0 488
1936 489 7 482
1937 496 7 489
1938 455 10 445
1939 450 0 450
1940 448 5 443
1941 469 7 462
1942 512 0 512
1943 544 0 544
1944 512 6 506
1945 559 0 559
1946 654 6 648
1947 738 0 738
1948 911 5 906
1949 1,010 9 1,001
1950 1,041 15 1,026
1951 1,047 10 1,037
1952 1,104 6 1,098
1953 1,207 7 1,200
1954 1,275 16 1,259
1955 1,298 11 1,287
1956 1,380 15 1,365
1957 1,388 6 1,382
1958 1,382 5 1,377
1959 1,367 9 1,358
1960 1,369 11 1,358
1961 1,390 10 1,380
1962 1,392 10 1,382
1963 1,263 5 1,258
1964 1,352 9 1,343
1965 1,157 6 1,151
1966 1,204 6 1,198
1967 1,183 8 1,175
1968 1,146 7 1,139
1969 1,248 12 1,236
1970 1,338 13 1,325
1971 1,331 11 1,320
1972 1,340 16 1,324
1973 1,322 12 1,310
1974 1,395 11 1,384
1975 1,387 10 1,377
1976 1,377 11 1,366
1977 1,379 14 1,365
1978 1,385 6 1,379
1979 1,413 16 1,397
1980 1,509 21 1,488
1981 1,482 9 1,473
1982 1,485 13 1,472
1983 1,507 14 1,493
1984 1,389 16 1,373
1985 1,475 21 1,454
1986 1,388 7 1,381
1987 1,535 9 1,526
1988 1,608 16 1,592
1989 1,609 16 1,593
1990 1,754 11 1,743
1991 1,750 18 1,732
1992 1,815 9 1,806
1993 1,758 11 1,747
1994 1,735 13 1,722
1995 1,702 6 1,696
1996 1,666 5 1,661
1997 1,600 5 1,595
1998 1,587 5 1,582
1999 1,649 12 1,637
2000 1,722 6 1,716
2001 1,733 0 1,733
2002 1,571 0 1,571
2003 1,655 0 1,655
2004 1,606 5 1,601
2005 1,469 5 1,464
2006 1,591 0 1,591
2007 1,475 0 1,475
2008 1,354 0 1,354
2009 1,203 6 1,197
2010 1,101 0 1,101
2011 975 0 975
2012 954 0 954
2013 886 0 886
2014 889 0 889

Want to know about the populiarty of Ruben? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 109,408 babies born with the name Ruben in the United States. That's more than enough Rubens to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 30 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ruben" was in 1992 with a total of 1,806 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rubens)

According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruben" ranks #70 in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 506 babies in California have the same name as you in 1978. Across the entire United States a total of 1,385 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Ruben popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ruben in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ruben" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ruben as well as things modernly associated with the name Ruben such as celebrities named Ruben.

Spanish

Origin and Meaning of Ruben

The name "Ruben" is of Spanish origin, and it means "Behold, A Son". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Ruben Blades

Ruben Blades is an actor, singer, songwriter, and politician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1 to present. Ruben was born in 1948 as Ruben Blades Bellido de Luna in Panama City, Panama.

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Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard is a singer and actor specializing in pop, R&B, and gospel music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Ruben was born in 1978 as Christopher Ruben Studdard in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany.

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Ruben Nicolai

Ruben was born in 1975.

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Ruben was born in 1956 in Lackawanna, New York.

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Rubén Sosa

Rubén Sosa is a football biography. Rubén was born in 1966 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Rubén Olivera

Rubén Olivera is a football biography. Rubén was born in 1983 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for rational, the way you think.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

B is for beloved, as you are to many.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nebur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Unbre". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Ruben born Jan 21, 1961

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Scotland approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

Name poster for Ruben

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