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Ruben

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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

Fun Facts about the name Ruben

  • How many people with the first name Ruben have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 110,282 babies born with the first name Ruben in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ruben to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ruben? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 30 new born babies.
  • When was Ruben first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruben is Wednesday, January 30th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Ruben born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruben was in 1992 with a total of 1,805 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ruben!
  • Random Ruben Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ruben ranks 85th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 42 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Ruben: Your name in reverse order is Nebur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Renbu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruben? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,884 people with the last name Ruben.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruben? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ruben as their last name since less than 1 person in 102k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Ruben as a first name

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Popularity of Ruben as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruben U.S.
  White 67.93% 64.26%
  African American 15.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.20% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruben

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

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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.

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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.

From Hebrew רְאוּבֵן (r'uvén).

  1. A male given name, a variant spelling of Reuben.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Ruben was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, French, German, Norwegian, Serbo-Croatian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Ruben

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a soccer player for the Chelsea F.C., England national under-16 football team, England national under-17 football team, and England national under-19 football team. Ruben was born on January 23rd, 1996 in Lewisham, England.

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Rubén Blades

Rubén Blades is an actor, singer, songwriter, activist, and politician. He was most prominent from 1960 to present. Rubén was given the name Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna on July 16th, 1948 in Panama City.

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Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard is a pop music, contemporary r&b, and gospel music singing and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Ruben was given the name Christopher Ruben Studdard on September 12th, 1978 in Frankfurt.

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Rubén Yáñez

Rubén Yáñez is a soccer player for the Real Madrid C.F., Girona FC, Real Madrid C, Real Madrid Castilla, and Spain national under-20 football team. Rubén was born on October 12th, 1993 in Blanes, Spain.

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Rubén Darío

Rubén Darío was a writer. Rubén was given the name Félix Rubén García Sarmiento on January 18th, 1867 in Metapa, today known as Ciudad Darío, Matagalpa, Nicaragua. He passed away on February 6th, 1916.

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Rúben Neves

Rúben Neves is a soccer player for the FC Porto, Padroense F.C., Portugal national under-16 football team, Portugal national under-17 football team, and Portugal national under-18 football team. Rúben was born on March 13th, 1997 in Mozelos, Portugal. Rúben is also known as da Silva Neves and Rúben Diogo.

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  • Ruben Gallego
    (famous somebody)
  • Rúben Vezo
    (soccer player)
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson
    (actor)
  • Ruben Kihuen
    (influential somebody)
  • Rubén Castro
    (soccer player)
  • Ruben Patterson
    (basketball player)
  • Rubén Rochina
    (soccer player)
  • Ruben Fleischer
    (film director)
  • Rúben Amorim
    (soccer player)
  • Rubén Tejada
    (athlete)
  • Rubén Baraja
    (soccer player)
  • Rubén de la Red
    (soccer player)
  • Rúben Micael
    (soccer player)
  • KURA
    (disc jockey)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruben

Marco Ruben

Marco Ruben is a soccer player for the Rosario Central, Club Atlético River Plate, Villarreal CF, Recreativo de Huelva, Villarreal CF B, FC Dynamo Kyiv, Evian Thonon Gaillard F.C., Tigres UANL, and Argentina national football team. Marco was born on October 26th, 1986 in Capitán Bermúdez.

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Ruben

Ruben is a film editor. Ruben was given the name Livingston Antony Ruben on November 15th, 1986 in Kumbakonam. Ruben is also known as Anthony L. Ruben.

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Joseph Ruben

Joseph Ruben is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, and producer. He was most prominent from 1974 to present. Joseph was born on May 10th, 1950 in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

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Aaron Ruben

Aaron Ruben was a director, producer, and writer. His career lasted from 1952 to 1996. Aaron was born on March 1st, 1914. He breathed his last breath on January 30th, 2010.

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Samuel Ruben

Samuel Ruben was a notable human. Samuel was born on July 14th, 1900. He died on July 16th, 1988.

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Sam Ruben

Sam Ruben was a scientist in the fields of physical chemistry and biochemistry. Sam was born on November 5th, 1913 in San Francisco. He passed away on September 28th, 1943.

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What does the name Ruben mean?

Ris for romp, you know how to have fun!

Uis for upstanding, the honorable way to be

Bis for busy, your never idle life.

Eis for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Nis for nurturing, the care you provide to all

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