Gender: Female Meaning of Rhoda: "rose" Origin of Rhoda: Greek

Rhoda Origin and Meaning

The name Rhoda is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "rose".

To those who remember, Rhoda is still reminiscent of the brassy Bronx 1970s sitcom Rhoda Morgenstern. But Rhoda has a much longer history--it is a name that can be found in the New Testament as a servant girl in the house of Mary, mother of John. Later, Rhoda appeared in the novel Vanity Fair and the Shaw play Man and Superman.

Rhoda started out on the popularity list at Number 161, but never reached that height again.

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Pop Culture References for the name Rhoda

Rhodia, Roda, Rhodeia, Rhody, Rodi, Rodie, Rhodie, Rodina


paulapuddephatt Says:


I don't hate this name, but I don't like it, either. The look of it, and the sound, just don't appeal to me. Rhonda seems similar, although not sure that the two names are connected.

lila Says:


I like this name. I'm not sure why. I used to think that it was harsh but it is growing on me.

lila Says:


wheels can be symbolic

Jude Says:


Native Greek speaker here. While Rhoda means "flowers" in Greek, it also means "wheel". So I wouldn't go with it...

Michaela Says:


Rhoda, nicknamed "Rho"? How much cuter can you get? I love how this name can be both tough as nails and soft as fleece.

rie Says:


This needs to be more popular! I've met only one in my whole life. It'd be so neat to meet a little girl by the name of Rhoda.