What does Rufus mean?

Brave, red-haired warrior.

What's the origin of Rufus?


How is Rufus pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Rufus?

There is no one definitive answer to this question. Some people might say that Rufus is a name that is indicative of strength and courage, while others might say that it is simply a whimsical name. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to decide what meaning they ascribe to the name Rufus.

Is Rufus a good cat name?

Rufus has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. Rufus isn't one of the most common cat names, so your kitty will make waves! If you love the name, you should pick it!

Rufus is found in these categories:

biblical cat names

Rufus, meaning red in Latin, references Esau's fiery hair in Genesis.

playful cat names

Rufus means red, perfect for fiery, mischievous felines!

traditional cat names

Popular for centuries, this Latin-rooted moniker means "red-haired" in English.

hipster cat names

Unconventional, vintage charm makes this feline moniker a cool, offbeat choice.


Based on likes, Rufus ranks #202 with users of

Naming your cat Rufus isn't unheard of, but our data suggests that it's a pretty niche choice.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Rufus was, over the past 30 days, the 47th ranked cat name for views on

As of July 2024, Rufus is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Rufus was viewed 28 times, and liked 5 times.

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