Dogs named Rufus tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and friendship.
Naming your dog Rufus suggests that you have a sense of humor and enjoy classic names. It also suggests that you are a fan of tradition and appreciate the timelessness of certain names.
Rufus has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Rufus is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!
Rufus is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Rufus outranks the great majority of names.
Rufus was, in the past month, the 86th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.
As of March 2024, Rufus 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.
In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.
In the past week, Rufus was viewed 223 times, and liked 8 times.
The map below shows Rufus's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.
Rufus is most adored in Minnesota, Indiana and South Dakota.
By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Virginia, New Jersey and Arizona.
And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Rufus.
Most popular breeds named Rufus:
- Labrador Retriever
- German Shepherd
- Cocker Spaniel
- Chow Chow
- A st. bernard named Rufus played a role in the movie Fluke.
- A wire fox terrier named Rufus played a role in the movie Open Season 2.
Rufus is found in these categories:
Evokes a cuddly red panda from popular animated series.
Popular in the 19th century, it's rarely heard in modern dog parks.
Latin roots and royal associations elevate this canine moniker's status.
Evokes vintage charm, popular among indie music lovers and old-school enthusiasts.
Evokes humor with its old-fashioned charm and Bill & Ted reference.
The name's historical usage for prominent figures and its strong, bold sound convey independence.
The name's association with fun, friendly characters in popular culture gives it a playful connotation.
Rufus is mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible, specifically in Mark 15:21 and Romans 16:13.
Rufus is often associated with rural areas and southern charm, making it popular among dog owners in these regions.