See also: roe, ROE, roé, róe, and



Etymology 1Edit

From a Middle English nickname meaning a roe.

Proper nounEdit

Roe (plural Roes)

  1. A surname, from nicknames.

Usage notesEdit

  • This is often used as a pseudonymous surname, especially in legal proceedings.

Coordinate termsEdit

  • (English-language pseudonymous surname): Doe

Derived termsEdit

(pseudonymous name):

Related termsEdit

Proper nounEdit


  1. (US politics, informal) Roe vs. Wade, the US Supreme Court case which legalized abortion.

Etymology 2Edit

From Irish an Ró ("the roaring one").

Proper nounEdit

Roe (plural Roes)

  1. A river in Northern Ireland, County Londonderry.