First Name
7k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
23k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page

How to Pronounce Rubin

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Rubin?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rubin mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rubin

User Submitted Meanings

  • A submission from Philippines says the name Rubin means "Rebellious,kind,and darling" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Canada, the name Rubin is of Unknown origin and means "Rebellious, kind, and darling".

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Rubin to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ru"bin
A ruby.

Etymology: Cf. LL. rubinus, It. rubino. See Ruby

Wiktionary
  1. A male given name, a rather rare spelling variant of Reuben.
  2. A surname​.

Rubin was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Rubin

Rubin Carter was a boxer. Rubin was born on May 6th, 1937 in Clifton, New Jersey. He breathed his last breath on April 20th, 2014.

Popularity:

Rubin Okotie is a soccer player for the TSV 1860 München, SK Rapid Wien, FK Austria Wien, FC Nürnberg, FC Nürnberg II, Sint-Truidense V.V., SK Sturm Graz, SønderjyskE Fodbold, Austria national under-19 football team, and Austria national under-21 football team. Rubin was born on June 6th, 1987 in Karachi, Pakistan.

Popularity:

Rubin Schron is a real estate investor. Rubin was born in 1939.

Popularity:

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.

Popularity:

Rubin Singer is a fashion designer. Rubin was given the name Rubin A. Singer on July 22nd, 1978 in Vienna, Austria.

Popularity:

Rubin was born on April 9th, 1976.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rubin

Rick Rubin is a rock music, hip hop music, rap rock, rap metal, heavy metal music, and country music record producer. He plays Electric guitar, Piano, and Sampler (musical instrument). His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Rick was given the name Frederick Jay Rubin on March 10th, 1963 in Long Beach, New York. Rick is also known as DJ Double R.

Popularity:

Dave Rubin is a comedian, talk show host, blogger, radio personality, television personality, list of talk show hosts, blog, and celebrity. He has been prominent since 1998. Dave was born on June 26th, 1976 in Brooklyn.

Popularity:

Robert Rubin is an office holder. Robert was born on August 29th, 1938 in New York City.

Popularity:

Andy Rubin is a founder, ceo of playground global, and partner at redpoint ventures. Andy was given the name Andrew E. Rubin in 1963 in Chappaqua, New York, United States.

Popularity:

Vera Rubin is a scientist in the field of astronomy. Vera was born on July 23rd, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Popularity:

Ilan Rubin is an alternative rock, alternative metal, industrial metal, industrial rock, hard rock, and electronic music musician and singer-songwriter. He plays Drum kit, Percussion instrument, Guitar, Bass guitar, Keyboard instrument, Cello, Avedis Zildjian Company, Drum Workshop, Remo, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1997 to 1997. Ilan was born on July 7th, 1988.

Popularity:

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 14 0 14
1882 12 0 12
1884 9 0 9
1885 9 0 9
1886 8 0 8
1887 8 0 8
1888 10 0 10
1889 8 0 8
1890 13 0 13
1891 13 0 13
1892 11 0 11
1893 8 0 8
1894 10 0 10
1895 7 0 7
1896 13 0 13
1897 14 0 14
1898 17 0 17
1899 9 0 9
1900 23 0 23
1901 14 0 14
1902 22 0 22
1903 16 0 16
1904 15 0 15
1905 26 0 26
1906 30 0 30
1907 35 0 35
1908 23 0 23
1909 30 0 30
1910 40 0 40
1911 49 0 49
1912 73 0 73
1913 93 0 93
1914 110 0 110
1915 141 0 141
1916 134 0 134
1917 119 0 119
1918 130 0 130
1919 122 0 122
1920 116 0 116
1921 107 0 107
1922 125 0 125
1923 147 0 147
1924 128 0 128
1925 108 0 108
1926 112 0 112
1927 99 0 99
1928 100 0 100
1929 79 0 79
1930 92 0 92
1931 70 0 70
1932 81 0 81
1933 71 0 71
1934 56 0 56
1935 62 0 62
1936 56 0 56
1937 52 0 52
1938 59 0 59
1939 55 0 55
1940 51 0 51
1941 55 0 55
1942 49 0 49
1943 58 0 58
1944 58 0 58
1945 50 0 50
1946 57 0 57
1947 72 0 72
1948 84 0 84
1949 76 0 76
1950 73 0 73
1951 84 0 84
1952 67 0 67
1953 63 0 63
1954 77 0 77
1955 87 0 87
1956 82 0 82
1957 63 0 63
1958 65 0 65
1959 61 6 55
1960 58 0 58
1961 75 0 75
1962 75 0 75
1963 71 0 71
1964 64 5 59
1965 44 0 44
1966 53 0 53
1967 55 0 55
1968 52 5 47
1969 52 0 52
1970 61 0 61
1971 60 0 60
1972 57 0 57
1973 62 0 62
1974 54 0 54
1975 43 0 43
1976 60 0 60
1977 55 0 55
1978 52 0 52
1979 55 0 55
1980 29 0 29
1981 44 0 44
1982 39 0 39
1983 41 0 41
1984 43 0 43
1985 36 0 36
1986 47 0 47
1987 44 0 44
1988 50 0 50
1989 45 0 45
1990 38 0 38
1991 46 0 46
1992 41 0 41
1993 31 0 31
1994 35 0 35
1995 28 0 28
1996 34 0 34
1997 37 0 37
1998 30 0 30
1999 31 0 31
2000 33 0 33
2001 27 0 27
2002 33 0 33
2003 29 0 29
2004 34 0 34
2005 27 0 27
2006 36 0 36
2007 18 0 18
2008 30 0 30
2009 13 0 13
2010 25 0 25
2011 23 0 23
2012 17 0 17
2013 20 0 20
2014 29 0 29
2015 31 0 31
2016 18 0 18
2017 16 0 16

Where is the name Rubin popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Rubin as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rubin as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in South Carolina, New York, or Alabama.

Popularity of Rubin as a last name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rubin as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, Massachusetts, or New Jersey.

Common last names for Rubin

  • Cohen
  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Kaplan
  • Schwartz
  • Goldberg
  • Goldstein
  • Levine
  • Thomas
  • Weinstein

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rubin U.S.
  White 88.22% 64.26%
  African American 5.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.36% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rubin

People with the last name Rubin are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rubin

  • How Popular is the name Rubin? Rubin is the 3,110th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rubin was the 1,553rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rubin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,931 babies born with the first name Rubin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rubin to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rubin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Rubin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rubin is Friday, January 1st, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Rubin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rubin was in 1923 with a total of 147 babies.
  • Random Rubin Factoid: According to the 1938 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rubin is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1938.
  • Weird things about the name Rubin: Your name in reverse order is Nibur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rbuin. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rubin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,165 people with the last name Rubin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rubin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Rubin as their last name.

What Rubins Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Rubin

Name poster for Rubin(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.