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What does Rufous mean?

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

Associated with: red.


Rufous has 1 variant: Ruffus.

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

(female) Ruros, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rufous Nathan (R.N.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy 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, 2015)

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.

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