Rube name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rube

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  1. A person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture

Generic use of the name Rube.

  1. (US, Canada, informal) A person of rural heritage; a yokel.
  2. (pejorative) An uninformed, unsophisticated, or unintelligent person.

rube was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Rube

Notable Persons Named Rube

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.

Rube Waddell

Rube Waddell was a baseball player. Rube was born on October 13th, 1876 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He left this life on April 1st, 1914.

Rube Foster

Rube Foster was a baseball player. Rube was born on September 17th, 1879. He died on December 9th, 1930.

Rube Marquard

Rube Marquard was a baseball player. Rube was born on October 9th, 1886 in Cleveland. He passed away on June 1st, 1980.

Rube Walker

Rube Walker was a baseball. Rube was born on May 16th, 1926 in Lenoir, North Carolina. He passed away on December 12th, 1992.

Rube Burrow

Rube was born on December 11th, 1855 in Lamar County, Alabama. Rube is also known as Rube Burrows. He died on October 9th, 1890.

  • Rube Walberg
    Baseball Player
  • Rube Foster
    Baseball Player
  • Rube Bressler
    Baseball Player
  • Rube Oldring
  • Rube Benton
    Baseball Player
  • Rube Schauer
    Baseball Player
  • Rube Ferns
  • Rube Kroh
    Baseball Player
  • Rube McCray
  • Rube Kisinger
    Baseball Player
  • Rube Manning
    Baseball Player
  • Rube Yarrison
    Baseball Player
  • Rube Marshall
    Baseball Player
  • Rube Barker
    Football Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rube U.S.
  White 90.48% 64.26%
  African American 3.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.98% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.57% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rube

People with the last name Rube are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rube

  • How Popular is the name Rube? Rube is the 14,842nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rube was the 76,275th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rube have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 612 babies born with the first name Rube in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rube 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 Rube? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rube first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rube is Saturday, June 14th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Rube born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rube was in 1917 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Rube Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rube is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Rube: The name spelled backwards is Ebur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Buer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rube? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 252 people with the last name Rube.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rube? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rube as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rube name meaning

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