Meaning and name origin
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.
For more information, 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 or last name for all people (#26130 out of 88799, Top 29%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rhoda for girls. Rhoda reached its highest rank of #185 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rhoda and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Rose (#194), Rosa (#608) and Rhoda. (2014 statistics).