Sunday, January 6, 2013


Another name with next to no info readily available. *sigh* Rhondine, as far as I can tell, is either the French variant of Rhonda, or more likely a created variant of Rhonda, meaning "rose" in Greek, "good lance" in Welsh. However, Rondina can be found as a first name and surname, and is probably from Rondine, meaning "the swallow," as there is an Italian opera of the name La Rondine. At least 11 people in the U.S. have Rhondine as a first name, and only 1 has Rhondina as a first name. There are some early records, one in 1888. My guess is that this name came about in several different ways - possibly a vintage trend where familiar names were elaborated upon, a misspelling of an original name, or the transfer of a surname to first name.

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