Reuven

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Reuven

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

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Transliteration of Hebrew רְאוּבֵן

  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Reuven

Reuven Rivlin is a 10th President of Israel, Speaker of the Knesset, Minister of Communications, List of Knesset speakers, and Ministry of Communications (Israel). Reuven was born on September 9th, 1939 in Jerusalem.

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Reuven Feuerstein was a psychologist. Reuven was born on August 21st, 1921 in Botoșani. He died on April 29th, 2014.

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Reuven Rubin was a painter, israel's first ambassador to romania, and painting. Reuven was given the name Rubin Zelicovici on November 13th, 1893 in Galaţi, Romania. He passed away on October 13th, 1974.

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Reuven was born in 1943.

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Reuven was born in 1937.

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Reuven Adiv was a drama teacher, director, and actor. Reuven was born Reuven Adiv on June 5th, 1930 in Jerusalem. He passed away on December 23rd, 2004.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Reuven

Jacob was born in 1976.

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Hen Reuven is a soccer player for the Hapoel Herzliya F.C., Beitar Nes Tubruk F.C., Maccabi Netanya F.C., and Sektzia Nes Tziona F.C. Hen was born on January 29th, 1992 in Hadera.

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Lior Reuven is a soccer player for the Maccabi Sha'arayim F.C., Hapoel Kiryat Ono F.C., Maccabi Tel Aviv F.C., Beitar Tel Aviv F.C., Hapoel Nir Ramat HaSharon F.C., Hapoel Ashkelon F.C., Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan F.C., F.C. Ironi Ashdod, Hapoel Acre F.C., Beitar Jerusalem F.C., and Maccabi Netanya F. Lior was born on December 12th, 1981 in Kiryat Ono.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1959 7 0 7
1964 5 0 5
1970 10 0 10
1971 7 0 7
1972 6 0 6
1974 18 0 18
1975 6 0 6
1977 11 0 11
1978 6 0 6
1979 11 0 11
1980 12 0 12
1982 10 0 10
1983 14 0 14
1985 16 0 16
1986 9 0 9
1987 20 0 20
1988 9 0 9
1989 8 0 8
1990 10 0 10
1991 19 0 19
1992 13 0 13
1994 11 0 11
1995 15 0 15
1996 16 0 16
1997 16 0 16
1998 17 0 17
1999 9 0 9
2000 28 0 28
2001 26 0 26
2002 23 0 23
2003 20 0 20
2004 21 0 21
2005 26 0 26
2006 21 0 21
2007 19 0 19
2008 19 0 19
2009 15 0 15
2010 21 0 21
2011 27 0 27
2012 26 0 26
2013 16 0 16
2014 25 0 25
2015 38 0 38
2016 32 0 32

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Fun Facts about the name Reuven

  • How Popular is the name Reuven? Reuven is the 12,858th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Reuven have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 714 babies born with the first name Reuven in the United States. That's more than enough people named Reuven to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Reuven? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1959 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Reuven first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Reuven is Saturday, January 8th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Reuven born? The highest recorded use of the first name Reuven was in 2015 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Reuven Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Reuven is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Reuven: Your name in reverse order is Nevuer. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ereuvn. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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