Meaning and Name Origin
Rhodes \r-hodes, rho-des\ as a boys' name is of German origin, and the meaning of Rhodes is "where roses grow". 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. Some famous Rhodes scholars are Senator Bill Bradley and President Bill Clinton.
Rhodes is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#297 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Rhodes for boys. Rhodes has not been recorded in the Top 1000 thus far. (2014 Birth Statistics)