Ruben

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Usage

Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Sami Sami
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Latin form of Ρουβην (Rouben), a Greek form of the Hebrew name רְאוּבֵן (Re'uven) meaning

1) 'behold, a son' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

2) 'renewer' [1] [7]

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See also Rubi, Rubin

For female forms see Rabea

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Ruben
Genitive: Rubens
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Ruben
Accusative: Ruben
Dative: Rubeni
Genitive: Rubens
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Ruben
Genitive: Rubenin
Partitive: Rubenia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Ruben
Genitive: Rubens
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Ruben
Genitive: Rubens

Name Days

Norway Norway

28 November

Sami Sami

14 April

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

14 April

Sweden Sweden

17 May

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Bible

In the Old Testament, Ruben is the eldest son of Jakob and Lea

Namesakes

  • Claes Olle Ruben Östlund (born 13 April 1974), Swedish film director

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Norway Norway[8]
0 n.a. 3119 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[9]
1 5 2090 4263
Denmark Denmark[10]
0 n.a. 1026 n.a.
Finland Finland[11]
0 0 n.a. 1666
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Ruben(m) Sources: [9][10][8][11]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Ruben(m)

Sources: [9] [10] [8] [11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi