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Reuben is a Biblical male first name:

The Portuguese version takes the form Rubens, in Spanish Rubén, in Catalan Rubèn and in Dutch and Armenian Ruben and Rupen/Roupen in Western Armenian.


  • Ruben I, Prince of Armenia (1025/1035 – 1095), the first lord of Armenian Cilicia or "Lord of the Mountains" from 1080/1081/1082 to 1095, founder of Rubenid dynasty
  • Ruben II, Prince of Armenia (c.1165–1170), the seventh lord of Armenian Cilicia or "Lord of the Mountains" from 1169 to 1170.
  • Ruben III, Prince of Armenia (1145–1187), the ninth lord of Armenian Cilicia or "Lord of the Mountains" from 1175 to 1187.
  • Ruben (singer) (born 1995), full name Ruben Markussen, Norwegian singer-songwriter known by the mononym Ruben

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  • Reuben Agboola (born 1962), Nigerian former professional footballer
  • Reuben Bennett (1913–1989), Scottish professional footballer and coach
  • Reuben Fenton (1819–1885), American merchant and politician from New York
  • Reuben Fine (1914–1993), American chess player and psychologist
  • Reuben Foster (born 1994), American football player
  • Reuben Hazell (born 1979), English former professional footballer
  • Reuben James (c. 1776–1838), United States Navy boatswain's mate
  • Reuben Noble-Lazarus (born 1993), English professional footballer
  • Reuben Partridge (born 1823), American pioneer bridge builder
  • Reuben Reid (born 1988), English professional footballer
  • Reuben Sturman (1924–1997), American pornographer and businessman from Ohio
  • Reuben Thorne (born 1975), New Zealand rugby union player and former captain of the All Blacks.
  • Reuben Wu (born 1975), English photographer, director, music producer and member of the electronic band Ladytron



  • Ruben de Almeida Barbeiro (born 1987), real name of Portuguese electro house music DJ and producer KURA
  • Ruben Cain, birth name of Robert Gibson (born 1958), professional wrestler
  • Ruben Darbinyan (1883–1968), Armenian politician and activist and government minister during the First Republic of Armenia
  • Ruben Enaje, Filipino carpenter and sign painter, known for being voluntarily crucified annually on Good Friday
  • Ruben Gabrielsen (born 1992), Norwegian footballer
  • Ruben Gallego (born 1979), American politician
  • Ruben Houkes (born 1979), Dutch judoka
  • Ruben Lagus (1896–1959), Finnish general, one of the principal commanders of Lapland War
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek (born 1996), English footballer
  • Ruben Rausing (1895–1983), founder of the food packaging company Tetra Pak
  • Ruben Sevak, or Rupen Sevag, real name Ruben Çilingiryan (1886–1915), Ottoman Armenian poet, prose-writer, and doctor, killed by Turkish authorities during the Armenian Genocide.
  • Ruben Studdard (born 1978), American singer, winner of American Idol season 2
  • Ruben Wiki (born 1973), New Zealand rugby league footballer




  • Rube Goldberg (Reuben) (1883–1970), American cartoonist and creator of Rube Goldberg devices


  • Rupen of Montfort (died 1313), Cypriot nobleman
  • Rupen Zartarian (1874–1915), Ottoman Armenian writer, educator, and political activist. Killed by Turkish authorities during the Armenian Genocide.



  • David and Simon Reuben, billionaire entrepreneurs in the UK
  • John Reuben (born John Reuben Zappin in 1979), American Christian hip-hop artist
  • Julie Reuben (born 1960), a historian interested in the role of education in American society and culture
  • Scott Reuben (born 1958), disgraced American anesthesiologist and professor
  • Stewart Reuben (born 1939), British chess player, chess arbiter, and poker author


  • Karl Ruben, Danish chess master
  • Sam Ruben (1913–1943), American biochemist known for his work on carbon fixation in photosynthesis and discovery of carbon-14, born Charles Rubenstein
  • Samuel Ruben (1900–1988), American inventor and founder of Duracell

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