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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 relax, you know how!

U is for upstanding, your inner-self.

F is for fair, always honest and true.

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

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 "Urfsu". 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.

How popular is the name "Rufus" in the U.S.?


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 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rufus" is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of only 120 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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 region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Rufus

Rufus Sewell

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


Rufus Wainwright

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


Rufus Thomas

Rufus Thomas is a singer, comedian, television host, and disc jockey with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1936 to 2001. Rufus was born in 1917 as Rufus Thomas, Jr. in Cayce, Mississippi, United States.


Past life for Rufus born Jan 31, 1996

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Japan approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. 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.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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