Meaning and name origin
Rhoads \r-hoads, rho(a)-ds\ as a boy's name is of German origin, and the meaning of Rhoads is "where roses grow". Rhoads is a variant of Rhodes (German): name of a Greek island and a British philanthropist, Cecil Rhodes, who gave his name to both a country (Rhodesia) and a scholarship fund for outstanding students from England's former colonies to study at Oxford in England.
Rhoads is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2709 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rhoads for boys. Rhoads has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Rhodas. Like Rhoads, this name is not commonly used.