Variant of Reuben
- a masculine name: dim. Rube, Ruby
- the eldest son of Jacob and Leah: Gen. 29:32
- the tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:20-21
Origin: via LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec) < Heb reuven, lit., behold, a son < reu, imper. of raa, to see + ben, son
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