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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". The name of an 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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