Rufus Name Meaning & Origin

Rufus

Pronunciation: ROO-fəs (key)

Related Names:

Ruff, Ruffin, Rufo

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Comments and insights on the name Rufus: | Edit

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

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Rufus was a 1970s American funk band from Chicago best known for launching the career of lead singer Chaka Khan. They had several hits throughout their career, including "Tell Me Something Good", "Sweet Thing", and "Ain't Nobody".

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Ruff, Rush, Russ

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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.

Rufus Humphrey -- gallery owner, musician, and father of characters Dan and Jenny Humphrey on the TV show "Gossip Girl" (played by actor Matthew Settle)

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