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The name Rufus is of Latin origin, and means red haired.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Rufus has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Rufus
Use of the Name Rufus for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
34,568 7,150 1,037 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Rufus has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Rufus last appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1988, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Rufus
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188088163  
1881106121  
188298147  
1883106125  
1884125117  
1885117118  
1886113139  
1887114119  
1888125126  
1889133108  
1890126115  
1891129107  
1892125137  
1893118139  
1894124128  
1895124135  
1896121145  
1897131124  
1898131142  
1899127127  
1900141157  
1901137121  
1902126152  
1903140134  
1904143138  
1905139156  
1906134156  
1907137175  
1908152156  
1909131206  
1910145220  
1911149229  
1912175335  
1913169408  
1914177498  
1915188588  
1916197580  
1917187643  
1918183720  
1919191677  
1920188728  
1921191720  
1922188740  
1923199680  
1924197708  
1925207677  
1926213642  
1927204690  
1928219599  
1929225563  
1930225563  
1931239479  
1932233516  
1933240469  
1934240480  
1935253458  
1936246452  
1937244477  
1938261441  
1939261428  
1940260457  
1941261457  
1942282454  
1943277490  
1944272472  
1945295411  
1946301462  
1947314484  
1948312468  
1949303499  
1950335404  
1951327438  
1952324461  
1953332447  
1954331473  
1955357410  
1956374396  
1957379415  
1958424344  
1959420356  
1960441333  
1961442328  
1962482271  
1963456302  
1964456304  
1965506227  
1966500230  
1967492231  
1968541194  
1969554202  
1970606181  
1971591195  
1972595181  
1973619163  
1974679144  
1975678147  
1976678149  
1977714142  
1978726134  
1979746134  
1980710149  
1981740138  
1982813119  
1983798120  
1984845108  
1985795125  
198698888  
198797095  
198899595  
Totals:  34,568 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Rufus as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Rufus appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 109 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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