Meaning and Name Origin
Rhoda \r-hoda, rho-da\ as a girls' 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.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Rose.
Rhoda is a very popular first name for females (#721 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#26130 out of 88799, Top 29%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rhoda for girls. Rhoda reached its highest position of #185 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Rhoda and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Rhoda are Rose (#194 the previous year), Rosa (#608), Rosie (#844), Rosina, Rosita, Rosella, Rosaura and Rosetta. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during the years 1880-1889 and is now much less, with forms such as Rosa, Rosita, Rosina, Rosetta and Rosella falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)