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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #590 most popular

What does the name "Ruben" mean?

Ruben (Spanish): Behold, A Son

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

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

U is for uncanny, the way you know what to do.

B is for beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

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 "Nrbue". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruben" is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1941. Across the entire United States a total of only 469 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ruben

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.


Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard is a singer and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Ruben was born in 1978 as Christopher Ruben Studdard in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany.


Ruben Nicolai

Ruben was born in 1975.


Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Ruben was born in 1956 in Lackawanna, New York.


Rubén Sosa

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


Rubén Olivera

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


Past life for Ruben born Jul 28, 1976

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 Northern Australia approximately on 1800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.