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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.


Rue is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5767 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rue for girls. Rue has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rue name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rue outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rue is also pronounced similarly to Rae, Ray, Raye, Rea, Ree, Rei, Rhae, Rhea, Ria, Rie, Rui and Rye. Another suggested similar baby name is Sue. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rue.