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What does Rufous mean?

Rufous /ru-fous/ as a name for boys is of Latin origin, and Rufous means "red-haired". Rufous is a variant form, with the suffix -ous, of Rufus (Latin): most common in the 19th century.


Rufous has 1 variant: Ruffus.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Rafous, Refous, ..

(female) Rufousha, Ruros, ..

How popular is Rufous?

Rufous is a rare given name for men. Rufous is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Rufous and related names. Ruffus and Rufus are the popular variation forms of Rufous (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Rufous was more pronounced during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.12%), but now, the version Rufus has become less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aldous, Alfeus, Eldous, Gustus, Guus, Jesous, Julius, Junius, Justus, Lucius, Lugus, Ramos, Raoul, Rasmus, Rastus, Remus, Rinus, Rochus, Ross, Roul, Rudolf, Rufaro, Rufford (see Ruford), Rufino, Ruford, Rumford, Russ and Sofus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rufous.