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What does Rufous mean?

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


Rufous has 1 variant: Ruffus.


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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Rufous and related names. Rufus is the only popular variation form of Rufous (#unlisted). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.89%) and is now significantly less, with Rufus becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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