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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Ruffin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Ruf"fin
Disordered.

Etymology: See Ruffian

Notable Persons With the Name Ruffin

Ruffin McNeill is a leading somebody. Ruffin was born on October 9th, 1958.

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Ruffin Pleasant was an attorneys in the united states. Ruffin was born on June 2nd, 1871 in Shiloh, Union Parish. He breathed his last breath on September 12th, 1937.

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Ruffin Hamilton is a leading somebody. Ruffin was born in 1971.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ruffin

David Ruffin was a r&b, pop, soul, disco, gospel, rhythm, blues, and gospel music musician. His career lasted from 1956 to 1991. David was given the name Davis Eli Ruffin on January 18th, 1941 in Whynot, Mississippi, U.S. He left this life on June 1st, 1991.

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Jimmy Ruffin was a soul music, rhythm, blues, and pop music singing. He plays Vocals. He was most prominent from 1955 to 2014. Jimmy was given the name Jimmie Lee Ruffin on May 7th, 1936 in Collinsville, Mississippi. He breathed his last breath on November 17th, 2014.

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Phil Ruffin is a businessperson and businessman. Phil was given the name Phillip Gene Ruffin on March 14th, 1935 in Potter County near Amarillo, Texas.

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Edmund Ruffin was a leading somebody. Edmund was born on January 5th, 1794 in Prince George County, Virginia, U.S. He left this life on June 18th, 1865.

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Nokio is a singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, singing, and dance. He plays Piano, Guitar, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Nokio was given the name Tamir Mateen Raheem Hameed Ruffin on January 21st, 1979.

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Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin was a publishing, journalist, activism, publisher, and activist. Josephine was born on August 31st, 1842 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. She passed away on March 13th, 1924.

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How popular is the baby name Ruffin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 6 0 6
1909 5 0 5
1912 5 0 5
1914 12 0 12
1915 7 0 7
1916 19 0 19
1917 9 0 9
1918 11 0 11
1919 9 0 9
1920 14 0 14
1921 16 0 16
1922 14 0 14
1923 13 0 13
1924 14 0 14
1925 18 0 18
1926 11 0 11
1927 11 0 11
1928 17 0 17
1931 9 0 9
1932 10 0 10
1933 8 0 8
1934 6 0 6
1936 7 0 7
1937 8 0 8
1938 5 0 5
1939 13 0 13
1940 10 0 10
1941 15 0 15
1942 15 0 15
1943 9 0 9
1944 11 0 11
1945 7 0 7
1946 7 0 7
1947 12 0 12
1948 10 0 10
1949 9 0 9
1950 7 0 7
1951 5 0 5
1952 14 0 14
1954 10 0 10
1955 5 0 5
1956 7 0 7
1957 5 0 5
1958 8 0 8
1959 7 0 7
1960 5 0 5
1963 6 0 6
1964 5 0 5
1966 7 0 7
1969 7 0 7
1971 5 0 5
1974 5 0 5
1975 5 0 5
1978 5 0 5
1981 5 0 5
1982 6 0 6
1983 5 0 5
1990 5 0 5
1991 6 0 6
1992 6 0 6
2006 7 0 7
2010 5 0 5
2011 5 0 5
2013 5 0 5

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Popularity of Ruffin as a last name

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Common last names for Ruffin

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Gray
  • Jones

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ruffin U.S.
  White 13.75% 64.26%
  African American 80.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.15% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ruffin

People with the last name Ruffin are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ruffin

  • How Popular is the name Ruffin? Ruffin is the 14,798th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ruffin was the 2,231st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ruffin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 555 babies born with the first name Ruffin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ruffin to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ruffin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ruffin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ruffin is Friday, November 3rd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Ruffin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ruffin was in 1916 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Ruffin Factoid: According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ruffin is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1918.
  • Weird things about the name Ruffin: Your name in reverse order is Niffur. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ffirun. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ruffin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,324 people with the last name Ruffin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ruffin? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Ruffin as their last name.

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What does the name Ruffin mean?

Ris for rich, in the love from others

Uis for upstanding, the honorable way to be

Fis for forgiving, of others and your own mistakes

Fis for fair, always honest and true.

Iis for intellect, your high capacity for knowledge

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.