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What does Ruffus mean?

Ruffus Pronunciation of Ruffus [ruf-fus] as a name for boys is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Ruffus is "red-haired". Ruffus is a variant form of Rufus (Latin): most common in the 19th century.

Associated with: red.


Ruffus has 1 variant: Rufous.

Creative forms:
(male) Rafus, Refus, ..


Middle name pairings:
Ruffus Milton (R.M.), ..

How popular is Ruffus?

Ruffus is a rare given name for men. Ruffus is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Ruffus entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #1166 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ruffus name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ruffus outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other popular variation form of Ruffus rated in the Top 2000 is Rufus. These forms of Ruffus reached the top of their popularity 135 years ago (adoption of 0.1%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ruffus, Rufus in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ruffus and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adulfus, Alfeus, Gustus, Guus, Julius, Junius, Justus, Lucius, Lugus, Raff, Raffi, Raffy, Rasmus, Rastus, Remus, Rinus, Rochus, Rufaro, Ruffino, Rufford (see Ruford), Rufino, Ruford, Russ and Sofus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ruffus.

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