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Meaning and Origin of: Ruben

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Behold, a son

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Rubin.
  • German (of Slavic origin) : habitational name from a place so named near Kottbus or from Rubyn.
  • German (of Slavic origin) : nickname for a big, heavy fellow (see Rubel 2).
  • German (Rüben) : habitational name from a place so named near Leipzig.