Name: Reuben

Origin and Meaning of the Name Reuben

  • Meaning:
    Behold, a son
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  • Pronunciation:
    (ROO ben)
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Miscellaneous Info for Reuben

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    English and Hebrew speaking countries
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    Reuben is the transliterated and anglicized form of the Hebrew name Re'uven. In the Bible, Reuben is the oldest son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of the tribe of Reuben.

    Reuben is the name of a British alternative rock band. There is a meat, cheese and dressing sandwich called a Reuben sandwich, but this is mainly unknown outside the US. Also in the US the National Cartoonists Society's annual awards ceremony is called the Reuben Awards after the society's first president.

    In the US Reuben ranks low in the top 1000, but in the last two years the name has broken into the top 100 boys' names in the UK.

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