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Reuben

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How popular is the baby name Reuben in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 92 0 92
1881 73 0 73
1882 73 0 73
1883 57 0 57
1884 82 0 82
1885 72 0 72
1886 82 0 82
1887 54 0 54
1888 84 0 84
1889 73 0 73
1890 75 0 75
1891 75 0 75
1892 89 0 89
1893 86 0 86
1894 87 0 87
1895 102 0 102
1896 90 0 90
1897 82 0 82
1898 78 0 78
1899 64 0 64
1900 86 0 86
1901 68 0 68
1902 82 0 82
1903 65 0 65
1904 71 0 71
1905 88 0 88
1906 79 0 79
1907 88 0 88
1908 102 0 102
1909 91 0 91
1910 93 0 93
1911 109 0 109
1912 220 0 220
1913 293 0 293
1914 372 0 372
1915 431 0 431
1916 441 0 441
1917 430 0 430
1918 458 5 453
1919 432 0 432
1920 465 0 465
1921 399 0 399
1922 438 0 438
1923 431 6 425
1924 441 5 436
1925 362 0 362
1926 374 6 368
1927 379 5 374
1928 302 0 302
1929 290 0 290
1930 284 0 284
1931 249 0 249
1932 249 0 249
1933 228 0 228
1934 225 0 225
1935 227 0 227
1936 209 0 209
1937 203 0 203
1938 217 0 217
1939 178 0 178
1940 190 0 190
1941 213 0 213
1942 222 0 222
1943 201 0 201
1944 204 0 204
1945 181 0 181
1946 228 0 228
1947 201 0 201
1948 213 0 213
1949 207 0 207
1950 206 0 206
1951 218 0 218
1952 246 0 246
1953 199 0 199
1954 181 0 181
1955 220 0 220
1956 220 0 220
1957 241 0 241
1958 216 0 216
1959 241 0 241
1960 250 0 250
1961 223 0 223
1962 215 0 215
1963 245 0 245
1964 235 0 235
1965 214 0 214
1966 174 0 174
1967 178 0 178
1968 181 0 181
1969 159 0 159
1970 255 6 249
1971 258 0 258
1972 232 0 232
1973 210 0 210
1974 246 0 246
1975 230 0 230
1976 268 0 268
1977 287 0 287
1978 296 0 296
1979 266 0 266
1980 294 0 294
1981 283 7 276
1982 266 0 266
1983 240 0 240
1984 255 0 255
1985 279 0 279
1986 294 0 294
1987 292 0 292
1988 279 5 274
1989 287 0 287
1990 304 0 304
1991 274 0 274
1992 248 0 248
1993 240 0 240
1994 247 0 247
1995 223 0 223
1996 223 0 223
1997 194 0 194
1998 229 0 229
1999 224 0 224
2000 205 0 205
2001 211 0 211
2002 223 0 223
2003 229 0 229
2004 214 0 214
2005 213 0 213
2006 230 0 230
2007 217 0 217
2008 219 0 219
2009 236 0 236
2010 196 0 196
2011 211 0 211
2012 207 0 207
2013 234 0 234
2014 264 0 264
2015 251 0 251

Fun Facts about the name Reuben

  • How many people with the first name Reuben have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,424 babies born with the first name Reuben in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reuben to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reuben? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 92 new born babies.
  • When was Reuben first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reuben is Wednesday, March 6th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Reuben born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reuben was in 1920 with a total of 465 babies.
  • Random Reuben Factoid: According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reuben ranks 99th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 5 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1913.
  • Weird things about the name Reuben: Your name in reverse order is Nebuer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bneeur. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Reuben? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,194 people with the last name Reuben.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Reuben? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Reuben as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Reuben as a first name

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Popularity of Reuben as a last name

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Common last names for Reuben

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  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Nelson
  • Peterson
  • Williams
  • Olson
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Martin
  • Moore
  • Carlson
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Clark

Common first names for Reuben

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Reuben U.S.
  White 46.98% 64.26%
  African American 33.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 5.86% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.43% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.93% 16.26%

Of Last Name Reuben

People with the last name Reuben are most frequently White or African American

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Reuben

The name "Reuben" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Behold, a son". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A hot sandwich with corned beef and Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread
  2. (Old Testment) a son of Jacob and forefather of one of the tribes of Israel

From Hebrew רְאוּבֵן (r'uvén), from רְאוּ (r'ú, “see [masculine plural imperative]”) + בֵּן (ben, “son”); its literal meaning is therefore roughly, "See, all: a son!"

  1. (biblical) First son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Reuben.
  3. A male given name.
  4. A grilled or toasted sandwich made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and either Russian dressing or Thousand Island dressing.

Notable Persons With the Name Reuben

Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg was an engineer, sculptor, news reporter, and cartoonist. Rube was given the name Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg on July 4th, 1883 in San Francisco, California, U.S. He left this life on December 7th, 1970.

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Reuben Foster

Reuben Foster is an athlete. Reuben was born on April 4th, 1994 in Alabama.

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Richard Brooks

Richard Brooks was a leading human. Richard was given the name Reuben Sax on May 18th, 1912 in Philadelphia. He left this life on March 11th, 1992.

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Reuben Morgan

Reuben Morgan is a gospel music and instrumental musician. He has been prominent since 1996. Reuben was given the name Reuben Timothy Morgan .

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Reuben Reid

Reuben Reid is a soccer player for the Plymouth Argyle F.C., Kidderminster Harriers F.C., Rochdale A.F.C., Torquay United F.C., Wycombe Wanderers F.C., Brentford F.C., Rotherham United F.C., West Bromwich Albion F.C., Peterborough United F.C., Walsall F.C., Oldham Athletic A.F.C., and Yeovil T. Reuben was born on July 26th, 1988 in Bristol, England.

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Reuben Fine

Reuben Fine was a chess player. He holds the title Grandmaster and Grandmaster (chess). Reuben was born Reuben Fine on October 11th, 1914. He passed away on March 26th, 1993.

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  • Reuben James
    (military person)
  • Reuben Archer Torrey
    (leading individual)
  • Roy Masters
    (radio host)
  • Reuben Noble-Lazarus
    (soccer player)
  • Reuben Droughns
    (american football player)
  • Reuben Wu
    (musician)
  • Reuben de Jong
    (famed human)
  • Reuben Thorne
    (rugby player)
  • Reuben Eaton Fenton
    (Governor of New York)
  • Reuben Hersh
    (scientist)
  • Lucky Oceans
    (musician)
  • Reuben H. Fleet
    (influential somebody)
  • Reuben Jeffery III
    (leading human)
  • Reuben Henry Tucker III
    (the citadel)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Reuben

Gloria Reuben

Gloria Reuben is an actress, singer, producer, actor, and singing. Her ongoing career started in 1985. Gloria was given the name Gloria Elizabeth Reuben on June 9th, 1964 in Toronto.

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John Reuben

John Reuben is a hip hop music, alternative hip hop, and christian hip hop music artist (occupation). He was most active from 1994 to present. John was given the name John Reuben Zappin on January 14th, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.

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Scott Reuben

Scott Reuben is an anesthesiologist. Scott was born in 1958.

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David Reuben

David Reuben is a famous person. David was born on November 29th, 1933.

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K. Reuben

K. Reuben is a soccer player for the PDRM FA, Selangor FA, ATM FA, Malaysia national under-23 football team, and Malaysia national football team. K. was born on April 2nd, 1990 in Petaling Jaya.

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Emilio Reuben

Emilio Reuben is a soccer player for the Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Club Atlético Independiente, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, Club Atlético Lanús, Racing Club de Montevideo, and Deportivo Cali. Emilio was born in Canada.

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What does the name Reuben mean?

Ris for relax, you know how!

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Uis for upstanding, your inner-self.

Bis for buddy, everyone is your pal.

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

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