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Reuben sounds cool, gentle and classy (yet humble at the same time). Every time I hear this name, all I can picture is a nice guy. Other than that, it also makes me think of the colour blue.
However, one of my friends said that Reuben was like a weak, lame and pathetic guy who deserved to be bullied and picked on. I hate that opinion. He was being very rude and sadistic.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2020
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Reuben is a biblical name. In the Bible, he was the eldest son of Jacob and Leah. It is written in Genesis 29:31-32.
Reuben Timothy Morgan is an Australian worship pastor at Hillsong Church UK and one of several worship leaders and songwriters in Hillsong Worship group.
Reuben Gray is a singer-songwriter who reached the semi-final of Britain's Got Talent in Series 11.
Reuben de Maid is a Welsh influencer, makeup artist and singer.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2020
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I love to write short stories, there is a character named Reuben Broery in one of my works. He is a teenage singer (member of a boyband) from Indonesia. He is of Chinese Indonesian descent. I named him Reuben because he was a nice, cool and handsome guy. His signature colour is blue.
The name Broery was taken from late Indonesian singer Broery Marantika (aka Broery Pesulima).
― Anonymous User  4/29/2020
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The American English pronunciation is rOO-buhn (ˈɹubən), while the British is rOO-bin (ˈruːbɪn).
I'm from Indonesia. In Indonesian (my first language), it is spelled Ruben and pronounced rOO-bEn (ˈɹubɛn).

Personally, I like the spelling Reuben better because it looks more dashing and classy. But for the pronunciation, I prefer rOO-bEn (ˈɹubɛn) because it sounds stronger.
― Anonymous User  4/29/2020
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Reuben sounds cool, gentle and classy (yet humble at the same time). Every time I hear this name, all I can picture is a nice guy.
Other than that, it also makes me think of the colour blue.

However, one of my friends said that Reuben was like a weak, lame and pathetic guy who deserved to be bullied and picked on. I hate that opinion. He was being very rude and sadistic.
― Anonymous User  4/28/2020
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My name is Reuben, born 1955 in the cotton belt of Mo. Moved to a small town in IL right before school started. In school there were about 100 kids per class and I was the only Reuben. Was always self conscience of the name because it wasn't common. Went through the typical kids songs of Reuben Reuben I've been thinking & etc, and a couple others. I guess I was fortunate to be tall so no one really picked on me. And thanks to Kenny Rogers I dealt with Reuben Jane (s/b James) for a while. I go by the name Ben (a good friend started calling me that in my late teens and I like it) I still feel really awkward when I have introduce myself as Reuben or when someone calls me by that name especially around others. I've thought many times about getting it legally changed to Ben,and I still might. I know people like to give their children unique names but please remember that child has to be the one to either enjoy it or cope with it. I do respect that my parents gave me that name because it is Biblical.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2020
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I think the new version, Ruben, is much better. No offense to this original.
RHAWK3935  12/13/2019
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Handsome.
nylonpanda  12/9/2019
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It's not bad but I don't really like the spelling. It looks like a name for a disease to me.
someone-  11/13/2019
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My son Reuben David was born in 2012. Apparently two years before his name was used in Scotland. His Sister Rebekah Maayan was born in 2000.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2018
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In 2018, 20 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Reuben who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 467th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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Super handsome.
kayisforkeen  9/27/2018
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This site clearly isn't updated properly. You claim in Scotland Reuben wasn't used in 2014 but we have a healthy boy called Reuben who was born in July 2014 in the City of Discovery.
Allan18  6/24/2018
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I like this name, it reminds me of art and literature.
― Anonymous User  4/4/2018
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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
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This is literally one of the best names ever. So classy but still down-to-earth.
blackiesunshine  12/14/2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!"
― Anonymous User  11/11/2015
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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
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The name Reuben is quirky, cute and handsome! This name should be used a whole lot more! :D.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2014
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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
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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
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Don't like it. Sounds like a "rube", unsophisticated country bumpkin.
angolmois  2/2/2011
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All I can think of is a Reuben sandwich. Don't like it.
Chrila96  10/23/2010
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Reuben can also be shortened to Ben, which is a little more modern, and teenage friendly.
― Anonymous User  12/28/2009
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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
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Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn, character in Portis' True Grit and quite possibly John Wayne's most famous character.
welovejamesarness  5/24/2008
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The name of Ben Stiller's character in Along Came Polly is Reuben Feffer.
LadyShelle  4/6/2007
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This name is so cute!
elysa  3/14/2007
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The Dutch spelling is Ruben.
bellaboo  1/23/2007
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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
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Hitcock's Bible Names Dictionary also has the name meaning "the vision of the son" for Reuben.
Amatire  9/20/2006
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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
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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
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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
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This name is pronounced reh-oo-ben in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004

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