Meaning and Origin of: Rufus

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Red-haired one

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from a Latin nickname meaning ‘red-haired’ (see Ruffo). This is found in medieval English documents as a translation of various surnames with the same sense. (As a personal name it was not adopted until the 19th century.)

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