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What Does The Name Reuben Mean?

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Akshay Kalbag answered
The name Reuben is a common masculine first name. It is mainly used in the Bible and is also a popular Jewish and English masculine first name. It is pronounced Roo-ben. The name Reuben is made up of two syllables, namely the syllable Roo and the syllable ben. More emphasis is put on the first of the two syllables that make up the name Reuben, namely the syllable Roo.

The name Reuben literally means behold, a son in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Reuben was the eldest son of Jacob and Leah. He was also the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes which are native to Israel.

In the United States of America, the first name Reuben was ranked 891st out of a total of the top 1, 000 masculine first names in the year 2005. In other words, the first name Reuben is the 891st masculine first name in terms of popularity in the United States of America.
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Stuti Ahuja answered
Ruben is a masculine name and is pronounced ROO-ben. It is of Hebrew origin. It means "see, a son". The original form of the name Ruben is Reuven. It is a biblical name and has been used since the 18th century.

Ruben was the firstborn of Jacob's 12 sons. The very name of Reuben denotes pride and a personal honor. Ruben was born as compensation to his mother, Rachel, from god for the relative disrespect shown to her by her husband as he was also married to her sister, Leah.

Some of the variants of the name Ruben are Reuban, Reubin, Reuven, Rouvin and Rube. Famous personalities with the name Ruben include singer Ruben Blades.
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