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Boy Name: Rufous

Name: Rufous
Pronunciation: \r(u)-fous\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: red-haired
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Ruffus, Reeves, Rives
Similar Names: Rinus, Ramos, Remus, Rochus, Ross, Rufaro, Rufino, Russ, Sofus


Rufous \r(u)-fous\ as a boy's name is a variant of Rufus (Latin), and the meaning of Rufous is "red-haired".

The baby name Rufous sounds like Ruffus, Reeves and Rives. Other similar baby names are Rinus, Ramos, Remus, Rochus, Ross, Rufaro, Rufino, Russ and Sofus.


Rufous is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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