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Gender: Female Origin of Rhona: Scottish, uncertain derivation

The name Rhona is a girl's name of Scottish origin. Rhona and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

From the experts:

Probably started life as a short form of Rhonwen, which we would definitely prefer.

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Famous People Named Rhona

Rhona Bennett, American singer of group En Vogue
Rhona Natasha Mitra, English actress/model
Rhona Cameron, Scottish comedian
Rhona Fox, Guyanese-American actress
Rhona Adair, Irish golfer
(Alice Gwendoline) Rhona Haszard, New Zealand painter

Pop Culture References for the name Rhona

Rhona Dinsmore, minor character in the video game Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
Rhona Goskirk, character from the British soap "Emmerdale"

"A name of uncertain origin which began to be used in Britain in the 1870s. The name Rona appeared at the same time and it is therefore reasonable to connect the two, especially since both were much used in Scotland. This would make the origin of the name a Scottish place-name, itself derived from Old Norse hraun-ey 'rough isle.' " (Source: The Facts on File Dictionary of First Names, 1983)

Roana, Rona