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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 163 0 163 #88 boy name
1881 121 0 121
1882 147 0 147 #98 boy name
1883 125 0 125
1884 117 0 117
1885 118 0 118
1886 139 0 139
1887 119 0 119
1888 126 0 126
1889 108 0 108
1890 115 0 115
1891 107 0 107
1892 137 0 137
1893 139 0 139
1894 128 0 128
1895 135 0 135
1896 145 0 145
1897 124 0 124
1898 141 0 141
1899 127 0 127
1900 157 0 157
1901 121 0 121
1902 152 0 152
1903 134 0 134
1904 138 0 138
1905 157 0 157
1906 156 0 156
1907 175 0 175
1908 156 0 156
1909 206 0 206
1910 221 0 221
1911 230 0 230
1912 336 0 336
1913 416 6 410
1914 495 0 495
1915 595 7 588
1916 577 0 577
1917 646 0 646
1918 728 7 721
1919 682 5 677
1920 735 6 729
1921 721 0 721
1922 746 9 737
1923 678 0 678
1924 717 8 709
1925 683 7 676
1926 652 10 642
1927 696 7 689
1928 608 6 602
1929 573 5 568
1930 564 0 564
1931 487 6 481
1932 511 0 511
1933 477 0 477
1934 479 0 479
1935 459 0 459
1936 457 6 451
1937 475 0 475
1938 445 0 445
1939 429 0 429
1940 466 8 458
1941 457 0 457
1942 461 5 456
1943 484 0 484
1944 479 0 479
1945 411 0 411
1946 467 0 467
1947 488 0 488
1948 470 5 465
1949 506 6 500
1950 406 0 406
1951 449 5 444
1952 464 6 458
1953 446 0 446
1954 474 0 474
1955 415 6 409
1956 400 0 400
1957 417 5 412
1958 346 0 346
1959 358 0 358
1960 332 0 332
1961 333 5 328
1962 272 0 272
1963 302 0 302
1964 304 0 304
1965 234 5 229
1966 228 0 228
1967 231 0 231
1968 194 0 194
1969 205 0 205
1970 184 0 184
1971 196 0 196
1972 179 0 179
1973 163 0 163
1974 144 0 144
1975 147 0 147
1976 149 0 149
1977 142 0 142
1978 132 0 132
1979 134 0 134
1980 149 0 149
1981 139 0 139
1982 119 0 119
1983 120 0 120
1984 108 0 108
1985 125 0 125
1986 89 0 89
1987 97 0 97
1988 96 0 96
1989 78 0 78
1990 80 0 80
1991 78 0 78
1992 67 0 67
1993 55 0 55
1994 62 0 62
1995 44 0 44
1996 39 0 39
1997 47 0 47
1998 42 0 42
1999 40 0 40
2000 35 0 35
2001 34 0 34
2002 38 0 38
2003 27 0 27
2004 41 0 41
2005 34 0 34
2006 35 0 35
2007 29 0 29
2008 27 0 27
2009 23 0 23
2010 36 0 36
2011 40 0 40
2012 30 0 30
2013 44 0 44
2014 20 0 20

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rufus" ranks #45 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 33 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1910. Across the entire United States a total of 221 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Rufus popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rufus" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rufus as well as things modernly associated with the name Rufus such as celebrities named Rufus.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Rufus

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

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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Alternative Meanings

R is for rational, the way you think.

U is for understanding, you show for others.

F is for finesse, an enviable trait.

U is for unique, your love of life.

S is for serious, not always joking.

Your name in reverse order is "Sufur". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Frsuu". 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.

Past life for Rufus born Dec 25, 1998

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 Thailand approximately on 400. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Name poster for Rufus

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