GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: רְאוּבֵן (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: ROO-bən (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "behold, a son" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the eldest son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. It has been used as a Christian name in Britain since the Protestant Reformation.
Related Names
VARIANT: Reuven (Hebrew)
DIMINUTIVE: Rube (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Rouben, Ruben (Armenian), Rouben (Biblical Greek), Reuven (Biblical Hebrew), Ruben (Biblical Latin), Ruben (Danish), Ruben (Dutch), Ruuben (Finnish), Ruben (French), Ruben (Norwegian), Rúben, Rubinho (Portuguese), Rubem, Rubens (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Rubén (Spanish), Ruben (Swedish)
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