Reuben: baby boy name popularity and meaning

Reuben

With Hebrew roots, this name means "Behold, a son!" Closely followed by, "Wait - let me get a better look," and then, "Yep, it's a son all right."

Nicknames:

Reub, Reubie, Ben, Benny.

Famous people named Reuben:

Chess grandmaster Reuben Fine; U.S. Congressman Reuben Fenton; politician Reuben Wood.

Fun fact:

A Reuben is also a type of very tasty sandwich made with corned beef, rye bread, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it.

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