Ruffian

Unisex

Meaning

Tough, lawless, and brutal.

Origin

French

Pronunciation

/ˈrʌfiən/

Traits associated with the name Ruffian:

Dogs named Ruffian tend to be loving, and hard-working. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Ruffian?

Naming your dog Ruffian suggests that you have a strong, independent spirit and a sense of adventure. You may also be a bit of a risk-taker and enjoy pushing yourself to the limits.

Is Ruffian a good dog name?

Ruffian has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Ruffian isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

2,956
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2,067
New York City Dog Name Database
2,520
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Ruffian is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Ruffian was, in the past month, the 4229th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Ruffian is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Ruffian was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Ruffian's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Ruffian is most adored in Utah, New Jersey and New York.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Washington, Iowa and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Ruffian.

Most popular breeds named Ruffian:

  1. Beagle
  2. Saint Bernard
  3. Lhasa Apso
  4. Doberman Pinscher
  5. Poodle

Ruffian is found in these categories:

energetic dog names
energetic

Ruffian suggests mischief, playfulness, and a lively, spirited nature.

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Ruffian dog name meaning

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