I saw an elderly male recently with the first name of Rufus.
It got me thinking...I haven't come across many boys being named Rufus in a long time.
An interesting web site, www.behindthename.com (reviews the etymology and history of first names), confirms its popularity in the United Sates has declined over the years:
But so has my name; William:
I've come across a number of boys named Tyler lately. Sure enough, statistics confirm the same: