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Gender: M Meaning of Rufus: "red-head" Origin of Rufus: Latin

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Rufus is a rumpled, redheaded (it was the nickname for red-haired King William) ancient Roman name popular with saints and singers (e.g. Rufus Wainwright); now, Rufus is on the cutting edge of cool.

Fellow singer James Taylor named one of his twins Rufus, and Rufus Humphrey is a "Gossip Girl" character. Rufus Sewell is a commanding, intense English actor.

Rufus is mentioned in the New Testament as the name of a son of Simon the Cytherian, and there are several St. Rufuses. He's also a major figure in the George Eliot novel Felix Holt: The Radical, an honest and passionate preacher and politician.

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Famous People Named Rufus

Rufus Wainwright, Canadian musician
Rufus Sewell, English actor
Rufus Thomas, American musician
Rufus Arthur Johnson, American rapper
Rufus Cooper III, American rapper

Pop Culture References for the Name Rufus

Rufus, Samuel L. Jackson's character in the movie Kill Bill
Rufus Scrimgeour, character in Harry Potter
Rufus, Ron Stoppable's pet naked mole rat
Rufus ShinRa, a character in the game Final Fantasy VII
Rhymes with Doofus
Rufus, the name of the baby in the book "Slam"
Rufus Humphrey, character from Gossip Girl.
Rufus Sixsmith from Cloud Atlas
Rufus Lore, character in the manga and anime, 'Fairy Tail'

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Rufus's International Variations

Rufino (Spanish)