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What does Rhodes mean?

Rhodes Pronunciation of Rhodes [rhodes] 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.

Associated with: roses (flower), greek, famous, scholars (philosopher).


Rhodes has 3 variants: Rhoads, Rhodas and Rodas.

Creative forms:
(male) Rhodek, Rodes, ..

(female) Rhoder, Rhore, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rhodes Job (R.J.), ..

How popular is Rhodes?

Rhodes is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#310 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rhodes has not been recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rhodes name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rhodes outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adones, Geddes, Glades, Hodges, Jones, Moses, Mozes, Radek, Raiden, Raines, Ramses, Randel, Randey, Rayder, Raynes, Reade, Rees, Reeves, Reide, Reyes, Rhodric, Rhory, Rhys, Ridder, Rider, Ries, Rives, Robers, Rod, Rodd, Roddy, Rodel, Rodell, Rodeo, Rodge, Rodger, Rodnee, Rodney, Roe, Roger, Rogers, Roley, Rome, Romeo, Ronel, Roone, Rooney, Roper, Rorey, Ross, Rover, Rowe, Rowen, Royden, Royer, Rozen, Rudee, Rudey, Ryden, Ryder and Stones. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rhodes.

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