Name
RUFUS

Name RUFUS

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 36,566 births of Rufus in the countries below, which represents an average of 258 births of children bearing the first name Rufus per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 174 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Rufus   
In Italiano Nome Rufus   


Information about the first name Rufus

We celebrate Rufus on November 21st
The first name Rufus is listed in our categories :The first name Rufus has been assigned to:
99.99% to boys
0.01% to girls
The country where the first name Rufus is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Male
This first name has 5 letters including 2 vowels and 3 consonants

Rufus in Japanese *

Romajiruufasu
Katakanaルーファス
Hiraganaるーふぁす
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Rufus in Japanese
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Rufus in sign language

Rufus in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Rufus

US English
Etymology src :
  • From Latin rūfus (“red”).
Proper noun src :
  • Rufus
  • Either of two persons mentioned in the New Testament (in Mark 15:21 and Romans 16:13).
  • : Romans 16:13:
  • Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
  • A male given name from Latin, used since the seventeenth century.
Latin
Etymology src :
  • From rūfus (“red, ruddy”).
Etymology src :
  • From Proto-Italic *rouβos. The medial -f- indicates a borrowing from a Sabellic language such as Oscan 𐌓𐌖𐌚𐌓𐌉𐌉𐌔 (rufriis), Umbrian 𐌓𐌖𐌚𐌓𐌖 (rufru), or from a sister variety such as Faliscan, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rewdʰ- (“red”). It might have penetrated urban Latin by virtue of the fact that it was used as an attribute for oxen sold in the markets in Rome. The word rōbus, which ended up being limited to oxen instead, represents the regular outcome of the same etymon.
Adjective src :
  • rūfus (feminine rūfa, neuter rūfum); first/second-declension adjective
  • red, reddish, ruddy
  • redheaded, red-haired
Pronunciation src :
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈruː.fus/, [ˈruːfʊs̠]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈru.fus/, [ˈruːfus]
Pronunciation src :
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈruː.fus/, [ˈruːfʊs̠]
  • (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈru.fus/, [ˈruːfus]
Proper noun src :
  • Rūfus m (genitive Rūfī); second declension
  • A masculine cognomen.
Adjective (Declension) src :
  • First/second-declension adjective.
Adjective (Descendants) src :
  • >? Catalan: rúfol
  • → English: rufous
  • Italian: rufo
  • Spanish: rufo
Adjective (Related terms) src :
Proper noun (Declension) src :
  • Second-declension noun.
 

Popularity of the name Rufus

Number of RUFUS births per year

Total births of Rufus by country

Births with the first name Rufus
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
32,394
0
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
3,366
0
SESweden
1998 - 2022
378
0
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
232
0
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
62
0
FRFrance
1900 - 2022
38
0
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
25
0
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
19
0
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
12
0
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
11
0
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
10
0
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
5
0
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
5
0
IEIreland
1964 - 2022
3
0
ARArgentina
1922 - 2015
0
2
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
2
0
CZCzechoslovakia
1900 - 2016
1
0
LVLatvia
2015 - 2022
1
0

Total births of Rufus by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Rufus
Country
Boys
Girls
GBUnited Kingdom
2021
140
0
DEGermany
2022
16
0
SESweden
2022
15
0
QCQuebec
2022
2
0
ABAlberta
2022
1
0

Comments on the name Rufus

Personalities with the first name Rufus

There are 45 personalities with the first name Rufus


Kiefer Sutherland
(Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland) src

Canada United kingdom
Actor Television producer Songwriter Television director Stage actor Voice actor Film director Film producer Television actor Film actor Producer


Rufus Wainwright
src

Canada United states of america
Composer Singer Pianist Singer-songwriter Musician


James Agee
(James Rufus Agee) src

United states of america
Film critic Critic Novelist Autobiographer Screenwriter Writer Poet Journalist Film director


Rufus Sewell
src

United kingdom
Translator Stage actor Voice actor Television actor Film actor


Max Mosley
(Max Rufus Mosley) src

United kingdom
Politician Barrister Sporting director Racing automobile driver


William R. Day
src

United states of america
Judge Lawyer Politician Diplomat


Rufus King
src

United states of america
Diplomat Lawyer Politician


Rufus Griswold
src

United states of america
Writer Poet Journalist Literary critic Anthologist


Rufus Isaacs
src

United kingdom United kingdom of great britain and ireland
Judge Lawyer Politician Diplomat


Rufus Thomas
src

United states of america
Actor Composer Disc jockey Singer Musician Dancer



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Rufus
Full list of personalities with the first name Rufus

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Rufus

There are 118 actors and actresses with the first name Rufus
Rufus Taylor
Rufus Hegeman
Rufus Hound
Rufus Carr-Martindale
Rufus Jones
Rufus Wright
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Sewell
Rufus Swart
Rufus Beck
Rufus Crawford
Rufus Dawson
Rufus Harley
Rufus Collins
Rufus L. Mcdonald
Rufus Thomas
Rufus Cruickshank
Rufus Smith
Rufus Beecham
Rufus Rose
Rufus King
Rufus Williams
Rufus Tillman
Rufus Mcalister
Rufus Butler Seder
Rufus Read
Rufus Pandejo Jr.
Rufus Norris
Rufus Mellström
Rufus Heikens

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Rufus
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Rufus

Rankings of first name RUFUS by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#327GB United Kingdom2021
#450SE Sweden2022
#1496QC Quebec2022
#1813DE Germany2022
#5514AB Alberta2022
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
No ranking of first name RUFUS (female) births over the last year available in each country