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Meaning and Origin of: Rufus boy

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First name origin & meaning:

Latin: Red-haired one

First name variations: Ruphus, Rufe, Ruff, Rufford

Last name origin & meaning:

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.)

Famous people who gave their babies this name: James Taylor

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