Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. ROO-foos(Latin) ROO-fəs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Roman cognomen meaning "red-haired" in Latin. Several early saints had this name, including one mentioned in one of Paul's epistles in the New Testament. As a nickname it was used by William II Rufus, a king of England, because of his red hair. It came into general use in the English-speaking world after the Protestant Reformation.

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Entry updated November 20, 2020