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Meaning and name origin

Rufous \r(u)-fous\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rufous is "red-haired". Rufous is a variant of Rufus (Latin): most common in the 19th century.


Rufous has 1 variant form: Ruffus.


Rufous is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rufous and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Rufus. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rufus in U.S.

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