Rufino male name of Latin origin "Rufinus", derived from the name Rufo, which means"One who is reddish or red-haired".
History and the Saint
Saint Rufino, martyr. He lived during the persecutions of the Emperor Trajan during the 90's; He worked as a potter and from his place transmitted his faith for Christ. Faced with these revelations, he is imprisoned along with Justus and Macario, they were brought before the pretory put to the test at the altar of Zeus, participating in the daily sacrifice that the Roman priests celebrate in his honor; but by refusing to participate they were martyred.
His saint is celebrated on February 29 with Santos Justo and Macario.
Other Santos Rufino: San Rufino, martyr celebrated on April 7, June 14, June 21, July 30, September 4, September 9 and November 16; San Rufino, bishop and martyr on August 11 and San Rufino, bishop on September 26.
Rufino female variants Rufina.
Rufino in other languages:
- Catalan: Rufí.
- French: Rufin.
- Italian: Rufino.
Famous people, famous historical figures by the name of Rufino:
- Rufino Tamayo, was born in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1899. An outstanding painter combines indigenous themes with European avant-garde movements such as cubism.
- Rufino Jose Cuervo, was born in Bogotá in 1844, a great defender of the Spanish language and an outstanding philologist.