First name origins & meanings:
- Greek: Field of roses
- English: Lives near the crucifix
First name variations: Rhodas, Rhoades, Rhodes
Last name origins & meanings:
- Catalan: variant of Rodes 2.
- Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from any of
three places in Galicia (in Lugo, Ourense, and Pontevedra), named
Rodas, from the plural of roda ‘wheel’.
- metonymic occupational name for a wheelwright, from roda
‘wheel’, cognate with 1.
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