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What does Rhodes mean?

Rhodes Pronunciation of 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)


VARIANTS Rhoads, Rhodas, Rodas



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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 entered the list in 2017 and reached its peak rank of #1808 in the U.S. in 2018. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

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