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Meaning and name origin

Rhodes \r-hodes, rho-des\ as a boy's 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 has 3 variant forms: Rhoads, Rhodas and Rodas.


Rhodes is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#297 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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