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What does Rune mean?

Rune Pronunciation of Rune [rune] as a boys' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Rune is "secret". Runes were the alphabet used by ancient German peoples from the third to the 13th century. They have an aura of mystery as they were translated only recently. Not related to the similar-sounding Roone.

Associated with: norse, ancient (old).

Variations

1 alternative form via Roone: Rowen.

Creative forms:
(male) Reyne, Rure, ..

(female) Runah, Runey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rune Nicolai (R.N.), ..

How popular is Rune?

Rune is an uncommonly occurring given name for men and an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Rune (unlisted) appearing in the Top 2000 is Rowen (#647 the previous year). This form of Rune was favored as a baby name in 2015 (#647). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rowen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rune and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rune is alike in pronunciation to Rain, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ren, Renne, Rian, Rien, Rion, Roan, Roane, Ron, Ronn, Ryan, Ryen, Ryne, Ryon and Ryun. Other suggested similar names are Arne, Bane, Burne, Dane, Dene, Duane, Dunne, Enne, Fane, Gene, Gunne, June, Kane, Lane, Rae, Rafe, Rance, Rand, Range, Raye, Rene, Renke, Reno, Reve, Rice, Rike, Ring, Roe, Rome, Ronel, Rowe, Rube, Ruben, Rubi, Ruby, Rudd, Rudee, Rudey, Rudi, Rudie, Rudy, Ruel, Rurek, Rush, Russ, Ruy, Rye, Tune, Vane and Zane. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rune.

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