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This name is pronounced reh-oo-ben in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004
A reuben sandwich is made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing. The popularity of the sandwich (created sometime in the late 30s) might be an explanation for the declining popularity of the name. (In comparison, the Spanish Ruben is miles ahead.)
WeloveyouJesseLacey  4/20/2005
This is my name and I like it because of that but the irritating thing is people always spell it either Ruben or Rueben, I hate it when they do that. I find it really insulting.
corrielover  8/10/2006
My son is going to be called Reuben. The name can be shortened to Reubs. A character in Annie Dalton's Agent Angel series is called Reuben who is a pure angel and a total sweetie who is a fab dj!
Luangi  8/11/2006
Hitcock's Bible Names Dictionary also has the name meaning "the vision of the son" for Reuben.
Amatire  9/20/2006
I can't believe that no one has said anything about Reuben Studdard (I believe that's his last name) from American Idol! I think that he won the second season.
bobcat_explorer  12/26/2006
The Dutch spelling is Ruben.
bellaboo  1/23/2007
This name is so cute!
elysa  3/14/2007
The name of Ben Stiller's character in Along Came Polly is Reuben Feffer.
LadyShelle  4/6/2007
Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, character in Portis' True Grit and quite possibly John Wayne's most famous character.
welovejamesarness  5/24/2008
I used to have this name on my favourites list, but as my favourites change nearly every day it's been pushed off. :D But I still think it's a really cute name, spelt either Reuben or Ruben.
Laurisgirl  8/15/2008
Reuben can also be shortened to Ben, which is a little more modern, and teenage friendly.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2009
All I can think of is a Reuben sandwich. Don't like it.
Chrila96  10/23/2010
Don't like it. Sounds like a "rube", unsophisticated country bumpkin.
angolmois  2/2/2011
Love it! I think it's a cute and yet grown up name, it isn't very popular, and most people these days have no idea what a Reuben sandwich or a rube is. Besides, a good personality is all you need to deflect any teasing stemming from a name. :)
Would definitely name a son this, except I'm only in middle school and not planning to have kids any time soon.
― Anonymous User  7/1/2011
For some reason, I can only picture a fat guy with this name. I still like it though... Although I prefer Ruben.
― Anonymous User  1/29/2013
The name Reuben is quirky, cute and handsome! This name should be used a whole lot more! :D.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2014
My brothers name is Reuben and everyone I know calls him "ruebes". Apart from that, I don't hear it around much.
― Anonymous User  4/5/2015
My brother's name is Ruben, we are Dutch and use the diminutive "Ruub" sometimes. I personally think that it is funny that the name simply means "oh look, it's a son!"
PurpleManners  11/11/2015
Reuben Christopher Langdon (born July 19, 1975) is an American stuntman and voice actor. He voiced Dante in the video games 'Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening' and 'Devil May Cry 4', as well as Ken Masters in 'Street Fighter IV'.
― Anonymous User  1/28/2016
Ben and or Benny could be used as possible nicknames for this name along with its spelling variations (Ruben and such).
― Anonymous User  4/30/2016
My Grandson Reuben is simply called Roo, as in Winnie the Pooh Roo. And yes, "behold a son," I believe the nickname will stick. Roo is 2 years old.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2016
The name Reuben was given to 246 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Reuben are male.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
This is literally one of the best names ever. So classy but still down-to-earth.
blackiesunshine  12/14/2017
Jacob's son Reuben was not cursed by his father. It just made his father upset and furious when he slept with his concubine genesis verse 35:22. So please, it should not be added with the meaning of the name sentence.
Family  3/6/2018
I like this name, it reminds me of art and literature.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2018

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