Reuben name popularity, meaning and originName Popularity: 99%
Reuben name meaning:
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.
CategoriesDickens names, Victorian names,
Overall UK ranking: 36 out of 4789
1534 recorded births last year
Change in rank
- Scotland (46)
Ranking for this name in various UK regions
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