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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 also pronounced similarly to Rae, Ray, Raye, Rea, Ree, Rei, Rhae, Rhea, Ria, Rie, Rui and Rye. Another suggested similar baby name is Sue.


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

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