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Rufus Meaning


What does Rufus mean?

The name Rufus is of Latin and Roman origin.

The meaning of Rufus is "red haired".

Rufus is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ru-fus.

The Given Name Rufus

Embraced by many parents, the name Rufus, is one of timelessness and authenticness.

Want to make this name more unique? Try spell it backwards.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Rufus of Metz, and Rufus Scrimgeour.

Rufus Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 3,263 in baby name popularity for boys with 35 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,792 in baby name popularity for boys with 43 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Rufus has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Rufus Name Popularity Page.

Rufus Related Names

Famous Rufuss

  • Rufus ~ Biblical Character (Mark 15:21, Rom. 16:13), Saint
  • Rufus of Metz ~ Saint
  • Rufus Scrimgeour ~ Harry Potter character
  • Rufus Sewell ~ Actor

Rufus Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Rufus.

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Rufus Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Rufus in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Rufus.

Just for fun, see the name Rufus in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Rufus in Nautical Flags page.