US Popularity:974
Meaning:Behold, a son
Ruben is a boy’s name of Hebrew origins meaning “behold, a son”. This name stems from the Hebrew name Reuben, the first-born son of Jacob in the Old Testament. If you plan to raise baby Ruben in faith, this name has an ideal uniqueness. Biblically, Reuban was the founder of one of the tribes of Israel, but your Ruben can follow in these footsteps of leadership and courage no matter their faith.

Ruben Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Ruben is currently #649 on The Bump
Boy:Ruben is currently #374 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Ruben is currently #974 in U.S. births
Boy:Ruben is currently #480 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 21
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 511, 516

  • Ancestry, Ruben

  • Name Doctor, Ruden

  • Behind the Name, Ruben, December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Reuben, December 2017

  • Surname DB, Last name: Ruben

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