What does Rhonda mean?
Rhonda /rhon-da/ 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!"
(female) Rhonca, Rhonta, ..
(male) Rhondy, Rhonto, ..
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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Rhonda for girls. Rhonda entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #44 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of Rhonda and associated names. Popular related forms of Rhonda are Ronda and Larhonda. Adoption of these relations of Rhonda reached its apex during 1960-1969 (adoption of 0.5%), but now, forms like Ronda have fallen out of fashion.
Rhonda▼ is pronounced similarly to Randa, Randi▼ and Randy. Other recommended names are Amanda▼, Annda, Brinda, Canda, Chanda▼, Chonda, Chulda, Cinda, Cynda, Elinda, Enda, Glynda, Gwynda, Isolda, Lavonda, Leoda, Leonda, Loida, Lynnda, Orinda, Ramonda, Ramonna (see Ramona), Rashanda, Rena▼, Reseda, Reyna▲, Rhaya, Rheeta, Rhiana, Rhica, Rhoda▼, Rhodea (see Rose), Rhodia, Rhody, Rhona, Richanda, Richenda, Rihana, Rina, Riona, Rionna, Roana, Roanna, Roba, Roda, Rohanna, Romonda (see Ramona), Rona, Ronae, Ronalda, Ronay, Ronika, Ronna, Rosa▼, Shanda▼, Shaunda, Shavonda, Shawnda, Shevonda (see Chevonne), Shona, Shonda▼, Shonna, Shonta, Theda▼, Theida, Thida, Vanda, Vannda (see Vanda), Vonda▼, Wahnda (see Wanda), Wohnda (see Wanda) and Wonda. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rhonda.