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What does Rica mean?

Rica Pronunciation of Rica [ri-ca] as a girls' name is of Old Norse and Old German origin, and the meaning of Rica is "complete ruler; peaceful ruler". Variant of Erica or Frederica. Also possibly (Spanish) "rich".

Associated with: norse, ruler (queen), peaceful, rich (wealthy).


Rica has 12 variants: Rhica, Ricca, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rieca, Riecka, Rieka, Riki, Rikki, Riqua and Rycca.

Related girl names: Roderica and Ulrica.

16 more relations via Erica, Frederica: Aerica, Airica, Arica, Arika, Elika, Enrica, Eraca, Ericka, Erika, Eryca, Eyrica, Farica, Rickee, Rikke, Rikky and Terica.

Creative forms:
(female) Raca, Reca, ..

(male) Ricas, Ricoe, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rica Briley (R.B.), ..

How popular is Rica?

Rica is an uncommon given name for females but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#86657 out of 150436, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Rica (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Erica (#681 a year ago), Erika (#728), Rickie, Ricky, Rikki, Ricki, Frederica, Ericka, Arica and Arika. Adoption of these forms of Rica was at its apex 25 years ago (adoption of 0.9%) and is now significantly reduced, with versions such as Rikki becoming somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arica, Arika, Erica, Ericka, Erika in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frederica, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rikki in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Erica, Erika outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rica is alike in pronunciation to Reiko, Richia, Ricka and Rika. Other suggested similar names are Alica, Amica, Anica, Meica, Mica, Rafa, Raina, Raisa, Raiza, Raja, Rama, Rana, Raya, Rea, Reba, Reda, Reida, Reina, Reita, Rena, Reta, Reva, Reya, Reza, Rhea, Rhia, Ria, Rian, Riana, Ricci, Rida, Rie, Riesa, Riet, Rieta, Rifka, Rilla, Rima, Rina, Rinah, Riona, Risa, Rise, Rita, Ritsa, Ritta, Riva, Rivah, Rivi, Rivka, Rivy, Roba, Roch, Roda, Roice, Roma, Rona, Ronica, Rora, Rosa, Roya, Roza, Rupa, Ruta, Ruza, Rysa and Vica. These names tend to be more commonly used than Rica.

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