Gender: Masculine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “secret, lore.”
Scan (ROO-neh); Eng (ROON)

The name is derived from the Old Norse male name, Rúni which is derived from the Norse element, rún, meaning, “secret, lore.” It shares the same etymology as the ancient Germanic alphabet known as runes.

As of 2008, Rune was the 33rd most popular male name in Belgium.

A feminine form is Runa.