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What does Rufus mean?

Rufus \r(u)-fus\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

Rufus has 2 variants: Ruffus and Rufous.

Rufus has 4 more alternative forms via Rufino, Russell: Roussell, Ruffino, Russ and Russel.

Rufus has 1 feminine form: Rufina.


Popularity

Rufus is a very popular first name for men (#411 out of 1220, Top 34%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#19710 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Rufus for boys. Rufus reached its top rank of #110 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Rufus and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Rufus are Russ, Russel and Russell (#409 last year). Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.6018%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.1478%, down 75.4%), with the forms Rufus, Russ, Russel and Russell becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

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