Meaning and Origin of: Ruben

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Behold, a son
  • Hebrew : Behold, a son

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.