Rhonda: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Rhonda
Origin of the name Rhonda:
A name believed to be derived from the Welsh elements rhon (lance) and da (good).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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This is my mum's name. She was born in Australia in 1954. It is far less common in Australia than in the USA. On a recent trip to the US, Mum met more Rhondas in 3 weeks than she met in the preceeding 55 years in Aus!
She like her name though, as in her circles, it is distinctly hers.
My name is also Rhonda. I was born in Georgia in 1967.
My parents liked the name and thought it went well with my older brothers name, Roger.
Growing-up I didn't really like my name and wished my parents had given me a popular name or one that was more common...like LeAnn, Traci, Denise or Cathy.
However, now that I am an adult, I like my name and appreciate it much more. After all, my parents tried to have another baby for 10+ years after my brother was born...and they liked it enough to name their only baby girl!
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Ronnie, Rona, Honda
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Rhonda is a Welsh name meaning "good lance". It may have originally been used to honor the Rhondda Valley in Wales.
People with this name should avoid moving to Hungary. (In Hungarian, ronda means 'ugly'.)
- Famous real-life people named Rhonda: | Edit
Rhonda Fleming, American actress.
Rhonda Vincent, American bluegrass singer and musician.
Rhonda Byrne, Australian writer and television producer.
Rhonda Paisley, Northern Irish author, artist, and politician.
- Rhonda in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Help me, Rhonda" by The Beach Boys.
Rhonda Pearlman, fictional character on the HBO drama "The Wire".
Rhonda Volmer, fictional character in the HBO series "Big Love".
"Cwm Rhondda" ("The Rhondda Valley") is the Welsh Rugby Hymn, and an unofficial national anthem for Wales.
"Big Rhonda", fictional character on "That 70's Show"