From Ancient Greek Ῥόδη ‎(Rhódē) "rose" or "from the island of Rhodes".

Proper nounEdit


  1. A female given name.
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Acts 12:13-14
      And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate.
    • 1970 Patrick White, The Vivisector, Viking Press, page 13:
      'One little girl. Her name is Rhoda.'
      'What? Roader?' The others all looked suspicious of a name nobody had ever heard.
      'It's in the Bible,' he said.


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