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Rue meaning and name origin

Rue \rue\ as a girl's name is pronounced roo. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Rue is "regret". Botanical name: a herb used for cooking and in medicine. In Shakespeare's "Hamlet", Ophelia called rue the "herb-grace o' Sundays". Actress Rue McClanahan.

Rue has 1 variant form: Ruta.

Baby names that sound like Rue are Rae, Ree, Rie, Rui and Rye.

Popularity of Rue

Rue is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5767 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

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Popularity of name Rue
Popularity of Rue