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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rhodes

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  • A submission from Ohio, United States says the name Rhodes means "a clearing or path in the woods / forest" and is of English origin.
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  1. A Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes
  2. British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa; made a fortune in gold and diamond mining; helped colonize the territory now known as Zimbabwe; he endowed annual fellowships for British Commonwealth and United States students to study at Oxford University (1853-1902)

From Ancient Greek Ῥόδος (Rhódos).

  1. An island of the Dodecanese, Greece, in the Aegean Sea.
  2. A town on the island of Rhodes and the capital of the Dodecanese.
  3. A French town situated in Moselle department, Lorraine
  4. An electric piano

Rhodes was also found in the following language(s): French and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Rhodes

Rhodes is a singer-songwriter and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Rhodes was given the name David Rhodes .


Rhodes Reason was an actor. He was most active from 1951 to 1977. Rhodes was born on April 19th, 1930 in Glendale, California. He passed away on December 26th, 2014.


Rhodes was born on May 21st, 1914. He breathed his last breath in 2006.


Rhodes was born in 1925. He passed away in 2009.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rhodes

Trevante was born on February 10th, 1990 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, U.S.


Cody was born on June 30th, 1985 in Marietta, Georgia.


Cecil Rhodes was a Prime Minister of the Cape Colony. Cecil was born on July 5th, 1853 in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, UK. He left this life on March 26th, 1902.


Dusty Rhodes was a wrestler. Dusty was born on October 12th, 1945 in Austin, Texas. He died on June 11th, 2015.


Jordan Rhodes is a soccer player for the Middlesbrough F.C., Barnsley F.C., Ipswich Town F.C., Oxford United F.C., Rochdale A.F.C., Brentford F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Scotland national under-21 football team, and Scotland national football team. Jordan was born on February 5th, 1990 in Oldham, England. Jordan is also known as Rhodes and Jordan Luke.


Margaret was given the name Margaret Elphinstone by her parents Sidney Buller-Fullerton-Elphinstone, 16th Lord Elphinstone, Mary Elphinstone, and Lady Elphinstone on June 9th, 1925 in London.


How popular is the baby name Rhodes in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 7 0 7
1916 8 0 8
1918 8 0 8
1920 5 0 5
1921 8 0 8
1922 5 0 5
1924 8 0 8
1925 7 0 7
1926 7 0 7
1927 7 0 7
1928 7 0 7
1930 5 0 5
1932 5 0 5
1933 5 0 5
1934 8 0 8
1937 6 0 6
1938 6 0 6
1944 6 0 6
1946 5 0 5
1951 6 0 6
1961 5 0 5
1970 7 0 7
1993 5 0 5
1996 8 0 8
1997 8 0 8
1998 6 0 6
2001 8 0 8
2004 10 0 10
2005 13 0 13
2006 7 0 7
2007 12 0 12
2008 21 0 21
2009 15 0 15
2010 22 0 22
2011 18 0 18
2012 37 0 37
2013 42 0 42
2014 55 7 48
2015 63 0 63
2016 64 5 59
2017 79 6 73
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

Where is the name Rhodes popular?

International Interest for Rhodes

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Rhodes as a first name

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Popularity of Rhodes as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rhodes U.S.
  White 74.76% 64.26%
  African American 20.04% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.92% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rhodes

People with the last name Rhodes are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Rhodes

  • How Popular is the name Rhodes? Rhodes is the 14,070th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rhodes was the 343rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rhodes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 634 babies born with the first name Rhodes in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rhodes to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rhodes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rhodes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rhodes is Sunday, July 23rd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Rhodes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rhodes was in 2017 with a total of 73 babies.
  • Random Rhodes Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rhodes is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Rhodes: Your name in reverse order is Sedohr. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oeshrd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rhodes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 90,670 people with the last name Rhodes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rhodes? Rhodes was ranked as the 343rd most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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