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109k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Ruben

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
188030030
188121021
188234034
188330030
188428028
188528028
188640040
188734034
188821021
188933033
189025025
189125025
189244044
189341041
189433033
189537037
189649049
189742042
189845045
189932032
190050050
190135035
190245045
190350050
190438038
190541041
190652052
190762062
190860060
190971071
191083083
191159059
19121340134
19131540154
19141990199
19152560256
19162370237
19172890289
19182860286
19192920292
19203360336
19213570357
19223610361
19233680368
19243980398
19254325427
19264400440
19274780478
19285007493
19294840484
19305225517
19314640464
19324746468
19334057398
19344420442
19354880488
19364897482
19374967489
193845510445
19394500450
19404485443
19414697462
19425120512
19435440544
19445126506
19455590559
19466546648
19477380738
19489115906
19491,01091,001
19501,041151,026
19511,047101,037
19521,10461,098
19531,20771,200
19541,275161,259
19551,298111,287
19561,380151,365
19571,38861,382
19581,38251,377
19591,36791,358
19601,369111,358
19611,390101,380
19621,392101,382
19631,26351,258
19641,35291,343
19651,15761,151
19661,20461,198
19671,18381,175
19681,14671,139
19691,248121,236
19701,338131,325
19711,331111,320
19721,340161,324
19731,322121,310
19741,395111,384
19751,387101,377
19761,377111,366
19771,379141,365
19781,38561,379
19791,413161,397
19801,509211,488
19811,48291,473
19821,485131,472
19831,507141,493
19841,389161,373
19851,475211,454
19861,38871,381
19871,53591,526
19881,608161,592
19891,609161,593
19901,754111,743
19911,750181,732
19921,81591,806
19931,758111,747
19941,735131,722
19951,70261,696
19961,66651,661
19971,60051,595
19981,58751,582
19991,649121,637
20001,72261,716
20011,73301,733
20021,57101,571
20031,65501,655
20041,60651,601
20051,46951,464
20061,59101,591
20071,47501,475
20081,35401,354
20091,20361,197
20101,10101,101
20119750975
20129540954
20138860886
20148890889

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 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ruben" ranks #101 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 26 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 1980. Across the entire United States a total of 1,509 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 bounce, your ability to renew.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

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 "Unebr". 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.

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 midwest? 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.

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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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Past life for Ruben born Nov 27, 1980

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 Oceania approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Name poster for Ruben

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