People with this name have a deep inner need for quiet, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths.Expression Number: 1
People with this name tend to initiate events, to be leaders rather than followers, with powerful personalities. They tend to be focused on specific goals, experience a wealth of creative new ideas, and have the ability to implement these ideas with efficiency and determination. They tend to be courageous and sometimes aggressive. As unique, creative individuals, they tend to resent authority, and are sometimes stubborn, proud, and impatient.
The name Rhoda in the Bible
Rhoda is a servant girl who works for Mary the mother of JohnMark. She famously refrains from opening the door for the callingPeter, after the angel of the Lord has freed him from prison (Acts 12:13). When she runs in to say that Peter's at the door, the others snarl at her and say she's mad. It may be that Rhoda was under orders not to open the door for anyone because the Christians were afraid for persecution.
Etymology of the name Rhoda
The name Rhoda is identical to the common Greek noun (rhode), meaning rose-tree or rose-bush. The word for a single rose is (rhodon), from whence comes our word rhododendron, literally meaning rose-tree, and the name of the color red. It may be that for the Greeks the name (Rodhes, the island) sounded like Rose Place (although the name actually may come from the Phoenician word for snake, says the Encyclopedia Britannica).
Some related words are (rhodites), meaning rose-flavored; (rhodokroos), meaning rose-colored; and the delightfully imaginative word (rodokolpos), meaning rosy-bosomed.