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What does Rhona mean?

Rhona Pronunciation of Rhona [rhona] as a girls' name is pronounced ROH-nah. It is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Rhona is "ruler's counselor". Feminine of Ronald or an anglicized version of the German Raghnaid "battle gods". Also possibly from the Scottish place name Rona "rough isle". Also a form of Rona.

Associated with: norse, ruler (queen), battle, scottish.


Rhona has 1 variant: Roana.

1 more different relation via Rona: Ronna.

Creative forms:
(female) Rhosa, Rhova, ..

(male) Rhoro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rhona Ayana (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rhona?

Rhona is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3062 out of 4276, Top 72%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Rhona entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top rank of #1411 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rhona name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rhona outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Ronna, Ronald and Rona are the prominent variation forms of Rhona ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Rhona was common 75 years ago (average #1017).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rhona, Rona, Ronald, Ronna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rhona and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rhona is alike in pronunciation to Rainy, Ranae, Rani, Rania, Ranna, Rayna, Reena, Renay, Rene, Rennay, Renny, Rhiana, Rhianna, Rianna, Rinah, Rionagh, Rionna, Rionnah, Roanna, Ronae, Ronee, Ronny, Rowina, Rrenae and Ryanna. Other suggested similar names are Alona, Chana, China, Dhana, Diona, Dona, Elona, Fiona, Fyona, Idona, Iona, Jona, Keona, Leona, Lona, Mona, Ramona, Remona, Rhaya, Rhea, Rheba, Rheta, Rhia, Rhica, Rhoda, Rhodea (see Rose), Rhodia, Rhody, Rhonda, Rihana, Rimona, Roba, Roda, Rohana, Roma, Ronda, Rora, Rosa, Roya, Roza, Shana, Shena, Shona, Shonna, Shuna, Teona, Thana, Tona, Viona and Yona. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rhona.

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