What does Rhoda mean?
Rhoda /rho-da/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Related girl name: Rose.more]
How popular is Rhoda?
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 (#22670 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Rhoda for girls. Rhoda entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest position of #185 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent variation forms of Rhoda rated in the Top 1000 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 (usage of 0.5932%) and is now much less (usage 0.1504%, 74.6% less), with forms such as Rosa, Rhoda, Rosetta, Rosella and Rosita falling out of style. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Rhoda and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)