First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rufai

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Alt. Meaning

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

F is for finesse, an enviable trait.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

Notable Persons Named Rufai

Rufai Garba is a Military Administrator of Anambra State and Military Administrator of Sokoto State. He was most prominent from 1996 to 1998.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rufai

Peter Rufai is a soccer player for the Stationery Stores F.C., AS Dragons FC de l'Ouémé, K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, K.S.K. Beveren, Go Ahead Eagles, S.C. Farense, Hércules CF, Deportivo de La Coruña, Gil Vicente F.C., and Nigeria national football team. Peter was born on August 24th, 1963 in Lagos.


David Rufai is an athlete for the K. Rupel Boom F.C.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rufai U.S.
  White 0.00% 64.26%
  African American 94.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rufai

People with the last name Rufai are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rufai

  • How Popular is the name Rufai? As a last name Rufai was the 157,234th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Rufai first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Rufai is Monday, January 6th, 1947.
  • How unique is the name Rufai? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Rufai. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Rufai: Your name in reverse order is Iafur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Riauf. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rufai? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 103 people with the last name Rufai.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rufai? Rufai is one of the most unique last names recorded.

What Rufais Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Rufai born Jun 16, 1931

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 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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