Botanical names or word name
"herb; regret"

Rue Origin and Meaning

The name Rue is a girl's name of English, Greek origin meaning "herb; regret".

Rue has gone from Golden Girls actress to Hunger Games heroine. This botanical name is also a coincidental double word name, meaning "regret" in English and "street in" French. Despite these unfortunate secondary meanings, Rue has real potential to be one of the most popular new middle names for girls.

Actress Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche in The Golden Girls, was born Eddi-Rue, named for her parents' middle names Edwin and Rheua-Nell.

Actress Sara Rue made her surname the middle name of daughter Talulah Rue.

The herbal plant Rue was introduced by the Romans and has been prized for its medicinal properties – the ancients believed it guarded against epilepsy and vertigo and improved the sharpness of vision.

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Famous People Named Rue

  • Scout LaRue Willisdaughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
  • Sara Rue (born Sara Schlackman)American actress
  • EddiRue "Rue" McClanahan, American actress

Rue in Pop Culture

  • Ruecharacter in "The Hunger Games" series
  • Rue Kuroha(a.k.a. Princess Kraehe) a ballerina in the anime "Princess Tutu".
  • Rue Bennettmain character on TV's "Euphoria"
  • RueFrench for "street"