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Gender: F Meaning of Rue: "regret" Origin of Rue: English, from Greek

Rue has gone from Golden Girls actress to Hunger Games heroine. This botanical name is also a double word name, meaning regret in English and street in French, and has real potential as a middle name.

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.

Famous People Named Rue

Eddi-Rue "Rue" McClanahan, American actress
Scout LaRue Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.

Pop Culture References for the name Rue

Rue, 12-year-old female tribute from District 11 in "The Hunger Games"
Clarisse La Rue, daughter of Ares in the Percy Jackson and The Olympians ad The Heroes of Olympus series.
In Susan Fraser King's novel, "Lady Macbeth," Rue is a diminutive for Lady M's alleged first name, Gruadh.