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Rufus

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Latin
  • Meaning: Red Haired
  • #1185 All Time
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How popular is the name "Rufus" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801630163#88 boy name
18811210121
18821470147#98 boy name
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Want to know about the populiarty of Rufus? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 35,887 babies born with the name Rufus in the United States. That's more than enough Rufi to occupy the country of Monaco with an estimated population of 35,881 (as of July 1, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 163 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rufus" was in 1922 with a total of 737 babies.

According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rufus" ranks #60 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 67 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1920. Across the entire United States a total of 735 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Rufus" mean?

Rufus (Latin): Red Haired

The name "Rufus" is of Latin origin and it means "Red Haired". It's a name commonly given to boys.

R is for realist, the way you are.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

F is for fickle, you can change your mind!

U is for understanding, you show for others.

S is for sweetheart, you really are!

Your name in reverse order is "Sufur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Fuusr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Rufus popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rufus in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rufus

Rufus

Rufus was born in 1942.

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Rufus Sewell

Rufus Sewell is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Rufus was born in 1967 as Rufus Frederik Sewell in Twickenham, England.

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Rufus Wainwright

Rufus was born in 1973 as Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright in Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.

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Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas is a singer, comedian, television host, and disc jockey specializing in R&B, memphis soul, southern soul, and blues music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1936 to 2001. Rufus was born in 1917 as Rufus Thomas, Jr. in Cayce, Mississippi, United States.

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Past life for Rufus born Mar 16, 2007

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1250. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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