French from Latin

Roux Origin and Meaning

The name Roux is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "russet".

Roux is the name of the dashing Johnny Depp character in Chocolat. Roux is French from a Latin word meaning russet or brownish red; it's also a cooking term for a mixture of flour and butter that forms the foundation of many gravies or sauces. Most of today's children with this name, pronounced roo, will actually spell it Rue, for the female character in The Hunger Games.

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Famous People Named Roux

  • Nick RouxAmerican actor

Roux in Pop Culture

  • Means "red hair/ginger" in French
  • Alan le Roux (or Alan Rufus)companion of William the Conqueror
  • La Rouxsynthpop act