Gender: Male Origin of Rue: Nature name

Rue Origin and Meaning

The name Rue is a boy's name .

Botanical choice that can work for either gender. Simple and straightforward. Downside: rue means regret.

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katinka Says:


I think this is equally lovely on a boy or girl. I also love Ru as a nickname for Rupert or Rufus.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I'm not sure why. I think this is very handsome on a boy. Maybe as a nickname for Ruairidh.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I agree with you whole-heartedly.

ColeEmelis Says:


Honestly, so is the pink for girls and blue for boys nonsense. While this site is useful, it really is very limiting in that sense.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


'Best left to the girls' - just like pretty much every other boy name, right? Nameberry, grow up. Rue is a perfectly androgynous name and perfect for either sex. Accept it and move on.