[ 1 syll. rue, ru-e ] The baby girl name Rue is pronounced as Ruw- †. Rue is used predominantly in English, and its origin is English and Hebrew. The first name is derived from the English plant name of the scented evergreen shrub.
In addition, Rue is a contracted form (English) of the name Ruth (English, German, and Scandinavian).
The origin and meaning of Rue is inherited by all variant forms.
See also the related category plant (forest).
Rue is not widely used as a baby name for girls. It is not listed within the top 1000 names. In 2018, out of the group of girl names directly related to Rue, Ruth was the most regularly used.
† Pronunciation for Rue: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)"