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Girl Name: Rhoda

Name: Rhoda
Pronunciation: \r-hoda, rho-da\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: rose; from Rhodes
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Rose
Sounds Like: Rhodea, Reida, Rheta, Reeda, Reda, Rida
Variant forms: Rhodeia, Rhodia, Rhodie, Rhody, Roda, Rodi, Rodie, Rodina
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 721
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 26130


Rhoda \r-hoda, rho-da\ as a girl's name is pronounced ROH-da. It is of Greek and Latin origin, and the meaning of Rhoda is "rose; from Rhodes". See also Rosa. Rhodes is a Greek island originally named for its roses. Biblical: a servant girl who was one of the early Christian disciples. The name is mostly used in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Rhoda has 8 variant forms: Rhodeia, Rhodia, Rhodie, Rhody, Roda, Rodi, Rodie and Rodina.

For more information, see also the related name Rose.

Baby names that sound like Rhoda are Rhodea, Reida, Rheta, Reeda, Reda and Rida.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Rhoda.


Rhoda is a very popular first name for women (#721 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#26130 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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