Rhoda

August 2, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
From Greek, meaning “rose”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Roda, Rodina, Rhode, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Rhoda Davis, the cook in the Lloyd household, in “The Egg-Boy” from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).
– Rhoda Swartz, the West Indies heiress who was a school chum of Amelia Sedley’s in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).

WRITERS:
– Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920), Welsh novelist and short story writer.
– Rhoda Power (1890-1957), English broadcaster and children’s book writer.
– Rhoda Truax (1901-2000), American author.

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