What does Rufus mean?
Rufus [ru-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.
Rufus▼ has 1 more alternative form via Rufino, Russell: Russ▼.
Rufus has 1 feminine form: Rufina.Kreatif forms:
(male) Raifus, Refus, ..
(female) Rufusta, Rurue, ..
How popular is Rufus?
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. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the ranking of the boy name Rufus and affiliated names. Popular variation forms of Rufus are Ruffus, Rufino, Russ and Russell (#403 from recent data). Usage of these forms of Rufus reached its most widespread in the 1900s (adoption of 0.5%) and has become significantly lower since, with forms such as Rufus becoming less in vogue.