Ruben

Ruben - A very unique male name



  Mar 24,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ruben, meaning behold, a son, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #337. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ruben and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ruben? 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 Ruben. The baby boy name Ruben was given to 919 baby boys in 2012, ranking #328 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,786 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ruben peaked in popularity 37 years ago in 1980 on position 166.



Famous with this name

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Ruben is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ruben is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #174 - and is the least popular in Pennsylvania at position #1,294.

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 Ruben is where you live.


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Ruben origin and meaning

Ruben is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means behold, a son. To see famous people named Ruben, pop culture references for the name Ruben and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ruben

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

Robin / Reuben / 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
2012328
2011326
2010300
2009282
2008259
2007244
2006229
2005235
2004219
2003215
2002218
2001208
2000207
1999212
1998206
1997201
1996192
1995187
1994183
1993185
1992180
1991188
1990180
1989186
1988181
1987183
1986187
1985181
1984183
1983175
1982180
1981173
1980166
1979174
1978173
1977175
1976173
1975172
1974174
1973182
1972185
1971193
1970199
1969207
1968207
1967199
1966202
1965213
1964209
1963218
1962208
1961207
1960208
1959212
1958202
1957197
1956200
1955200
1954200
1953203
1952204
1951202
1950201
1949203
1948212
1947239
1946242
1945241
1944266
1943256
1942261
1941257
1940271
1939254
1938258
1937236
1936241
1935242
1934255
1933268
1932247
1931249
1930243
1929254
1928256
1927259
1926270
1925276
1924285
1923290
1922299
1921293
1920312
1919325
1918325
1917322
1916343
1915329
1914333
1913370
1912344
1911340
1910337

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California174
Texas177
Arizona191
New Mexico259
Oregon297
Colorado340
Florida341
Nevada351
Washington352
Utah363
Arkansas385
Illinois394
Wisconsin427
Kansas427
Connecticut463
Oklahoma500
New York528
Iowa556
Tennessee594
Indiana610
Massachusetts645
Louisiana652
Virginia673
New Jersey688
Maryland707
Georgia721
Michigan756
Missouri830
North Carolina856
Ohio919
Pennsylvania1294

Even more about Ruben


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 Ruben 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 Ruben?

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
1980
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ruben
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,786
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +919

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