Rufus: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rufus

Rufus

Pronunciation: ROO-fəs (key)

Related Names:

Ruff, Ruffin, Rufo

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Upper class name in Britain, but it just reminds me of my friend's (unsophisticated) dog.

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Nicknames for Rufus: | Edit

Ruff, Rush, Russ

Meanings and history of the name Rufus: | Edit

Latin name meaning "redhead"

Famous real-life people named Rufus: | Edit

Rufus Wainwright, singer-songwriter
Rufus Sewell, English actor

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Rufus Scrimgeour was a character in JK Rowling's Harry Potter series. He was the Minister of Magic after Cornelius Fudge.

Rufus was Ron Stoppable's pet naked mole rat in Disney's "Kim Possible"

Rufus was the old dude in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" who facilitated the time travel.

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