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What does Rufino mean?

Rufino Pronunciation of Rufino [rufi-no] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rufino is "red-haired". Variant of Rufus.

Associated with: red.


Rufino has 1 variant: Ruffino.

2 more alternative forms via Rufus: Ruffus and Rufous.

Creative forms:
(male) Rufico, Rufiro, ..

(female) Rufiko, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rufino Jaxen (R.J.), ..

How popular is Rufino?

Rufino is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#28298 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rufino entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #1872 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Rufino listed in the Top 2000 are Ruffus and Rufus. These forms of Rufino were popular 135 years ago (median #1092), but now, the version Rufus has become less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adrino (see Adrian), Aluino, Andino, Antino, Armino, Arsino, Bruino (see Bruno), Chino, Delfino, Dino, Domino, Eduino (see Edwin), Ermino, Gavino, Gino, Jino, Juliano, Justino, Lino, Luano, Luciano, Marino, Meino, Morino, Orsino, Paulino, Pino, Rafi, Rafik, Rafiq, Rain, Raine, Rainor, Rains, Ramiro, Ravinn, Regin, Reginn, Regino, Reizo, Reno, Reubin, Rico, Ring, Ringo, Rio, Rito, Robin, Rocio, Romano, Rouvin, Ruben, Rubi, Rubin, Rubino, Rubio, Rudi, Rudie, Rufaro, Rufiger (see Roger), Ruford, Rune, Rurik, Russo, Rustin, Sabino, Savino, Taurino, Teino, Tino, Ursino, Yamino and Zino. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rufino.

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