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).
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.