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Girl Names Starting with Rh-

Rh- baby names and what they mean, with 19 results. Rh- names are used more often as feminine names. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex 58 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.5%) and is now much reduced, with names like Rhoda becoming somewhat dated. Rhea (#761) is the most chic birth name in this compilation, while Rhen (TOP 36%) and Rhome (25%) are popular Rh- last names.

Rh- names

Rhea - Rhowena

Rhea and variants

Rhea, var. Rhia, Rhaya, Rhae
Based on Greek element. "Flowing." Rheya is also a slightly favored baby name.


Var. of Reba. Short form of Rebecca, made familiar .. Common, and Rheba is similar to popular -ba last names Ruba (TOP 56%), Raba (38%). See also Rhea.

Var. of Rebecca. Root fr. Hebrew language. "To bind." Rheba is familiar as a birth name compared to other variations. See also Reyba.

Form of Rita. Root fr. Spanish, Greek elements. "Pearl." Not widespread. Rheeta is not found in the US Demographics. See also Rhetta.

Var. of Regan. Root fr. Gaelic. Rhegan is uncommon as a girls' name.

Var. of Remy. Root fr. French. "From Rheims." Compare last names Rhem (UPPER 21%), Rhey (99%).

Reta and variants

Rhetta1, Rheta1
Var. of Reta. Origin fr. Greek. "Pearl." Somewhat common as baby names, Rheta and Rhetta are comparable to the familiar Retta.

Rhetta2, var. Rheta2
Origin fr. Latin. "Speaker." Rhetta and forms peaked in popularity in the 1930s.

Form of Renee. Origin fr. French element. "Reborn." Rhianaye is infrequently used as a female name. See also Rhiana.

Riane and variants

Rhianna1, Rhiane
Var. of Riane. Stems fr. Irish language. Feminine of Ryan .. Rhianna and variants grew in popularity in 2007, but now, Rhianna has become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rh- names: Rhea, Rheanna, Rheba, Rheta, Rhianna

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rh- names: Rhiannon, Rhoda, Rhona, Rhonda, Rhyan

Rhiannon and variants

Rhiannon, var. Rhyan, Rhianon, Rhiannan, Rhianna2, Rhiana, Rhiann, Rheanne, Rheanna
Based on Welsh element. "Great queen, or goddess." Adoption of Rhiannon and variants as baby names in 2018 was down 55.2% compared to 2008.

Form of Rica. Derivative of Old Norse, Old German elements. "Complete ruler; peaceful ruler." Rare as a baby name, but Rhica is similar to the more common Risa. See also Raisa.

Rose and variants

Rhody1, Rhodia1, Rhodea, Rhoda1
Forms of Rose. Derivative of Latin language. "Rose." Rhodea, Rhodia and Rhody are more rare as children's names among the variant forms of Rose.

Rhoda2, var. Rhody2, Rhodie, Rhodia2, Rhodeia
Derived fr. Greek, Latin elements. "Rose; from Rhodes." Less widespread today. Rhoda was the variation last found (1970-1979) in the Top 2000.

Rhodanthe, var. Rhodante
From Greek element. "Rose blossom." Not widespread. Rhodanthe and Rhodante are not listed in the US Census.


Form of Rona. Root fr. Old Norse language. "Rough island." Rhona is widely used as a birth name compared to other forms. See also Rina.

From Old Norse language. "Ruler's counselor." Rhona is a conventional (UPPER 72%) female name. See also Rana.

Rhonda and variants

Rhonda, var. Rhonnda, Rhonette, Rhondiesha, Rhondene, Rhondelle
From Welsh. "Good lance." Used somewhat widely as children's names, Rhonda, Rhondelle, etc. are similar to the common Rhoda.

Var. of Rowena. Source fr. Old German element. "Fame and happiness." Rhowena is not often adopted as a baby name. See also Rowen.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Rh- names for girls.

1. Rhea - Rhowena
Rhea [Rhia, Rhae, Rhaya], Reba [Rheba], Rebecca [Rheba], Rita [Rheeta], Regan [Rhegan], Remy [Rhemy], Reta [Rheta, Rhetta], Rhetta [Rheta], Renee [Rhianaye], Riane [Rhiane, Rhianna], Rhiannon [Rhyan, Rhiann, Rhiana, Rhianon, Rhianna, Rheanne, Rheanna, Rhiannan], Rica [Rhica], Rose [Rhody, Rhoda, Rhodia, Rhodea], Rhoda [Rhody, Rhodie, Rhodia, Rhodeia], Rhodanthe [Rhodante], Rona [Rhona], Rhona, Rhonda [Rhonnda, Rhonette, Rhondene, Rhondelle, Rhondiesha], Rowena [Rhowena]

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