Infographic of Rufus name meaning, which is “The red-haired,” from the Latin rufus, red or red-haired.
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Rufus Name Popularity

How popular is the name Rufus? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 144 185 0.0525%
1911 141 196 0.0526%
1912 166 312 0.0619%
1913 167 380 0.067%
1914 178 469 0.0673%
1915 188 558 0.0614%
1916 199 539 0.0558%
1917 188 615 0.0615%
1918 186 671 0.0625%
1919 191 641 0.0612%
1920 190 690 0.0621%
1921 194 680 0.0594%
1922 188 697 0.0626%
1923 199 652 0.0582%
1924 200 663 0.0571%
1925 206 645 0.0571%
1926 212 612 0.0556%
1927 203 664 0.06%
1928 217 574 0.0536%
1929 225 533 0.0515%
1930 225 536 0.0513%
1931 239 447 0.0453%
1932 231 484 0.049%
1933 239 438 0.047%
1934 233 457 0.0473%
1935 247 432 0.0445%
1936 244 426 0.0442%
1937 246 442 0.0449%
1938 255 422 0.0412%
1939 259 398 0.0391%
1940 259 430 0.0405%
1941 259 434 0.0386%
1942 280 424 0.0336%
1943 281 441 0.0338%
1944 270 451 0.0364%
1945 297 372 0.0305%
1946 293 446 0.0302%
1947 310 459 0.0275%
1948 308 449 0.0281%
1949 299 470 0.0292%
1950 331 378 0.0235%
1951 322 428 0.0252%
1952 322 435 0.0249%
1953 326 420 0.0237%
1954 327 451 0.0247%
1955 355 380 0.0207%
1956 363 376 0.0199%
1957 374 378 0.0196%
1958 411 327 0.0173%
1959 411 332 0.0175%
1960 430 306 0.0162%
1961 427 304 0.0161%
1962 471 245 0.0133%
1963 454 263 0.0147%
1964 453 268 0.0152%
1965 497 200 0.0122%
1966 496 194 0.0124%
1967 482 203 0.0134%
1968 521 161 0.0107%
1969 528 173 0.0112%
1970 576 149 0.0094%
1971 540 175 0.0116%
1972 574 148 0.0109%
1973 611 124 0.0096%
1974 673 100 0.0077%
1975 652 110 0.0086%
1976 644 113 0.0088%
1977 683 107 0.0079%
1978 708 93 0.0069%
1979 738 88 0.0062%
1980 656 125 0.0085%
1981 719 98 0.0067%
1982 778 83 0.0056%
1983 736 87 0.0059%
1984 789 77 0.0052%
1985 791 80 0.0053%
1986 1,001 43 0.0028%
1987 987 49 0.0032%
1988 951 60 0.0039%
1989 1,431 23 0.0014%
1990 1,171 44 0.0027%
1991 1,259 37 0.0023%
1992 1,735 16 0.001%
1993 1,530 23 0.0015%
1994 1,867 14 0.0009%
1995 1,712 17 0.0011%
1996 1,979 12 0.0008%
1997 1,964 13 0.0009%
1998 2,551 5 0.0003%
1999 2,419 6 0.0004%
2000 0 0%
2001 2,268 10 0.0007%
2002 2,432 7 0.0005%
2003 0 0%
2004 2,391 10 0.0007%
2005 2,263 11 0.0007%
2006 2,939 5 0.0003%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 2,392 10 0.0007%
2012 3,010 5 0.0004%
2013 2,928 5 0.0004%
2014 0 0%
2015 2,542 7 0.0005%
2016 2,871 5 0.0003%
2017 0 0%
2018 2,740 5 0.0004%
2019 2,550 6 0.0004%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ruffus

Red-haired

Latin

Rufous

Red-haired

Latin


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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Reeves

Bailiff

English

Rives

Dweller by the riverbank

French


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