Ruben name meaning

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

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Origin and Meaning of Ruben

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  1. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Ruben means "loving".
  2. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Ruben means "Lion" and is of Hebrew origin.
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From Hebrew רְאוּבֵן‎ (r'uvén).

  1. A male given name from Hebrew, variant of Reuben.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

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

Notable Persons Named Ruben

Notable Persons Named 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • Ruben Gallego
  • Rúben Vezo
    Soccer Player
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson
  • Ruben Kihuen
  • Rubén Castro
    Soccer Player
  • Ruben Patterson
    Basketball Player
  • Rubén Rochina
    Soccer Player
  • Ruben Fleischer
    Film Director
  • Rúben Amorim
    Soccer Player
  • Rubén Tejada
  • Rubén Baraja
    Soccer Player
  • Rubén de la Red
    Soccer Player
  • Rúben Micael
    Soccer Player
  • KURA
    Disc Jockey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruben

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.


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.

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.

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.

Samuel Ruben

Samuel was born on July 14th, 1900. He died on July 16th, 1988.

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.


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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Fun Facts about the name Ruben

  • What name lists does Ruben rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ruben? Ruben is the 605th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ruben was the 11,026th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ruben have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 113,354 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 1943 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ruben ranks 61st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 29 babies in Arizona have the same name in 1943.
  • Weird things about the name Ruben: The name spelled backwards is Nebur. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nerbu. 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!
  • Ruben name meaning

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