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110k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Ruben

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

How popular is the baby 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 560 0 560
1946 653 6 647
1947 737 0 737
1948 913 5 908
1949 1,009 9 1,000
1950 1,040 15 1,025
1951 1,048 10 1,038
1952 1,105 6 1,099
1953 1,209 7 1,202
1954 1,274 16 1,258
1955 1,299 11 1,288
1956 1,381 15 1,366
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 1,392 10 1,382
1962 1,391 10 1,381
1963 1,264 5 1,259
1964 1,354 9 1,345
1965 1,156 6 1,150
1966 1,204 6 1,198
1967 1,183 8 1,175
1968 1,146 7 1,139
1969 1,249 12 1,237
1970 1,339 13 1,326
1971 1,332 11 1,321
1972 1,339 16 1,323
1973 1,321 12 1,309
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 1,484 13 1,471
1983 1,508 14 1,494
1984 1,390 16 1,374
1985 1,474 21 1,453
1986 1,388 7 1,381
1987 1,535 9 1,526
1988 1,608 16 1,592
1989 1,610 16 1,594
1990 1,755 11 1,744
1991 1,750 18 1,732
1992 1,814 9 1,805
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 1,734 0 1,734
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 955 0 955
2013 887 0 887
2014 891 0 891
2015 860 0 860

Want to know about the popularity of the Ruben baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 110,282 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 1,805 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rubens)

According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruben" ranks #77 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 19 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1938. Across the entire United States a total of 455 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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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.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Ruben

Ruben Amaro
Ruben Dario
Ruben Gallego
Ruben Kihuen
Ruben Loftus-cheek
Ruben Cintron
Ruben Hinojosa

Alternative Meanings

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

B is for bygone, never forgetting golden memories.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Nebur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Enrbu". 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 Aug 7, 1962

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of New Guinea approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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