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What does the name "Reuben" mean?

Reuben (Hebrew): Behold, a son

The name "Reuben" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Behold, a son". It's a name commonly given to boys.

R is for rational, the way you think.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

B is for bestow, as you give so much.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nebuer". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Bnerue". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Reuben" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Reuben? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,156 babies born with the name Reuben in the United States. That's more than enough Reubens to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 92 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Reuben" was in 1920 with a total of 465 babies.

According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Reuben" is not a popular baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1916. Across the entire United States a total of only 441 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Reuben popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Reuben in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Reuben

Richard Brooks

Richard was born in 1912 as Reuben Sax in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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