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Meaning and name origin

Rufus \r(u)-fus\ as a boy's name is pronounced ROO-fuss. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rufus is "red-haired". Most common in the 19th century. Biblical: the name of two first-century Christians. See also Rufino and Russell.

Rufus has 2 variant forms: Ruffus and Rufous.

There is 1 feminine form of Rufus: Rufina.


Popularity

Rufus is a very popular first name for males (#411 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15365 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rufus for boys (2014 statistics).


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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rufus and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rufus and Russell. (2014 statistics).


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

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

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