What does Rhonda mean?
Rhonda /rhon-da/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced RON-dah. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Rhonda is "good lance". Since the name only became popular in the 20th century, it also possibly derives from the name of the River Rhondda, meaning "noisy", in Wales. In America, there is a well-known Beach Boys's song, "Help Me, Rhonda!"
How popular is Rhonda?
Rhonda is a very prominent first name for females (#137 out of 4276, Top 3%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Rhonda for girls. Rhonda entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #46 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Rhonda and associated names. The only other popular related form of Rhonda is Ronda. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.868%) and has become much lower since, with the forms Rhonda and Ronda becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)