Rufus \r(u)-fus\ as a boy's name is pronounced ROO-fuss. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Rufus is "red-haired". Most common in the 19th century. Biblical: the name of two first-century Christians. See also Rufino and Russell.
Rufus has 2 variant forms: Ruffus and Rufous.
Baby names that sound like Rufus are Rives and Reeves.