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Gender: Male Meaning of Rhodes: "where roses grow" Origin of Rhodes: Greek

The name Rhodes is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "where roses grow". Rhodes and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Make suggestions based on previous person's signature".

From the experts:

A Greek island and a prestigious scholarship make an upper-crusty first name.

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Famous People Named Rhodes

(David) Rhodes, English singer-songwriter
Rhodes Emilio (b. 2015), son of actress Sara Gilbert
Charlie Rhodes Afifi (b. 2010), son of actress Sarah Chalke
Arrow Rhodes Ackles (b. 2016), daughter of actors Jensen and Danneel Ackles
Cecil John Rhodes, English-born mining magnate; 7th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony; founder of the Rhodes Scholarship

Pop Culture References for the name Rhodes

Connor Rhodes, Character on TV's "Chicago Med"
Nathan Rhodes, from the movie "Bridesmaids"
Lillian Celia "Lily" Rhodes, character on "Gossip Girl"
Vice Chancellor Rhodes, character in "The 100"

Rhoads, Rhodas

Rhodes's International Variations

Rodas (Spanish)


TulliaCicero Says:


I think it would work well as a middle...

ceruleanstardust Says:


Maybe as a middle then??

AbbyNu Says:


Wow, that is surprising! I wouldn't have expected the misspellings. Good to know, thank you :)

Madelyn Says:


I love the meaning "where the roses grow," but I have also read it could mean "a clearing in the woods."

JosieJane Says:


I went to school with a boy named Rhodes. His older brother, I believe, was called McQuillin. (Yes, that was his first name.)

priviledgedpistachios Says:


I love this name! Rhodes Emilio is one of the best combinations I've ever heard

hufflepuff Says:


The meaning of Rhodes is gorgeous. One of my favorite boy names by far.

Zelliew Says:


The voice of experience

Bobcat108 Says:


Just be warned that it will be mistaken constantly for "Rose"...& it will never be spelled right. Rhodes is one of my married names & I have many years of experience at spelling my name...over & over & over & over... ;)

SimoneKadele Says:


This is a family name. :)

Catastroffy Says:


This is really very handsome and suave.