Reuben - boys name

Reuben name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Reuben name meaning:

Origin: Hebrew

The name Reuben translates literally from the Hebrew as 'Behold a son'. It is a biblical name with Reuben being the first born of Jacob and Leah, who went on to found one of the tribes of Israel.

Despite the slightly awkward spelling Reuben is currently more popular in the UK than Ruben, although this is reversed in much of the rest of Europe.


Dickens names, Victorian names,

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Overall UK ranking: 36 out of 4789

1534 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (46)

Historical popularity of Reuben

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Reuben from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Reuben in 2023