Reuben

Reuben - A very unique male name



  Feb 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Reuben, meaning behold, a son, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #257. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Reuben and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Reuben? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Reuben. The baby boy name Reuben was given to 129 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1051 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,721 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Reuben peaked in popularity 104 years ago in 1913 on position 216.



Famous with this name

Reuben Kleiner
Reuben Garrett
Reuben Bercovitch


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Reuben is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Reuben is currently topping the baby name charts in Indiana at position #429 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,778.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Reuben is where you live.


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Reuben origin and meaning

Reuben is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means behold, a son. To see famous people named Reuben, pop culture references for the name Reuben and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Reuben

We've found the following names that sound similar to Reuben, sorted by popularity.

Ruben / Robin / Rubin / Rueben / Raven / Rufino / Rayvon / Robbin / Reuven / Ruvim /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121051
20111039
20101018
2009919
2008945
20071020
2006886
2005900
2004821
2003803
2002816
2001826
2000827
1999750
1998753
1997835
1996713
1995730
1994663
1993685
1992679
1991630
1990576
1989599
1988576
1987540
1986528
1985533
1984542
1983543
1982542
1981506
1980525
1979539
1978493
1977479
1976504
1975574
1974513
1973553
1972522
1971523
1970533
1969648
1968560
1967569
1966574
1965533
1964518
1963509
1962548
1961540
1960512
1959524
1958527
1957498
1956518
1955500
1954566
1953503
1952458
1951474
1950462
1949481
1948474
1947500
1946421
1945463
1944424
1943451
1942436
1941407
1940451
1939457
1938384
1937390
1936391
1935366
1934378
1933361
1932361
1931365
1930342
1929332
1928328
1927296
1926295
1925303
1924270
1923273
1922273
1921274
1920252
1919258
1918250
1917245
1916240
1915228
1914218
1913216
1912249
1911267
1910257

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Indiana429
Pennsylvania591
Minnesota612
Ohio621
Michigan692
Colorado791
Illinois939
New York977
California982
Washington1023
Texas1436
Florida1778

Even more about Reuben


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Reuben a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Reuben?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1913
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Reuben
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 12,721
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +129

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