This short-and-sweet name sounds bouncy and energetic, but it’s an English word name derived from a Greek word meaning “regret.” Still, if your little Rue asks why you chose a name with such a meaning, you can tell her it’s because you regret not having her in your life sooner.
Um, RUE. How much shorter do you want it?! Sheesh.
Famous people named Rue:
Actress Eddi-Rue "Rue" McClanahan; daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, Scout LaRue Willis; actress Sara Rue (whose daughter is named Tallulah Rue Price).
Don't be surprised when she's a teenager and your little Rue begs you for money to spend on new clothes at her fashion namesake, rue21.