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  1. Rubennoun

    A male given name from Hebrew, variant of Reuben.

  2. Rubennoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Etymology: From Hebrew רְאוּבֵן (r'uvén).


  1. ruben

    Reuben or Reuven is a Biblical male first name from Hebrew רְאוּבֵן (Re'uven), meaning "behold, a son". In the Bible, Reuben was the firstborn son of Jacob. Variants include Rúben in European Portuguese; Rubens in Brazilian Portuguese; Rubén in Spanish; Rubèn in Catalan; Ruben in Dutch, German, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Armenian; and Rupen/Roupen in Western Armenian. The form Ruben can also be a form of the name Robin, itself a variation of the Germanic name Robert in several Celtic languages. It preserves the "u" sound from the name's first component "hruod" (compare Ruairí, the Irish form of Roderick).

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  1. Ruben

    red, approaching carmine [alizar crimson].

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  1. RUBEN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ruben is ranked #11026 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ruben surname appeared 2,884 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Ruben.

    67.9% or 1,959 total occurrences were White.
    15.9% or 460 total occurrences were Black.
    8.3% or 241 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.2% or 121 total occurrences were Asian.
    2% or 58 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 45 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ruben in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ruben in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Ruben in a Sentence

  1. Jackie Lacey:

    Although the vast majority of convictions are correctly upheld, I knew that, at times, the pursuit of justice, which depends on human beings, is not perfect, and Ruben Martinez case serves as a stark reminder to all of us : Despite our best efforts, we don't always get Ruben Martinez case right.

  2. Nuestro PAC:

    When Ruben Gallego gets done running for Congress [ in 2022 ], if Ruben Gallego wants to run for the Senate, I'll have a bunch of money to give Ruben Gallego and a nice email list.

  3. Deputy District Attorney Christopher Peuvrelle:

    And while the entire community banded together to search for Kristin desperately, Paul and Ruben Flores did not join in, you will hear Ruben Flores would tear down missing posters of Kristin — tore down her smiling, beautiful face — called her a ‘dirty slut,’ all while her corpse was decomposing underneath his deck.

  4. Marilyn Rodriguez:

    I don't think that Ruben Gallego are at the point where Arizona has given up on Kyrsten Sinema, but I do think that Ruben Gallego are on the brink.

  5. Domingo Garcia:

    It is clear that Ruben had his hands in the air and was trying to comply with the officer, you could hear the officer’s rant and his unprofessional and disrespectful use of profanity.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. affront
    • B. cleave
    • C. emanate
    • D. elaborate

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