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Ricky (girl)

What does Ricky mean?

Ricky Pronunciation of Ricky [ricky] as a name for girls (also used more widely as boys' name Ricky) is of Old Norse and Old German origin, and the name Ricky means "complete ruler; peaceful ruler". Ricky is a version of Erica (Old Norse): Latinate feminine version of Eric. Ricky is also a variation of Frederica (Old German): Latinate feminine version of Frederick. Ricky is also used as a derivative of Rica (Old Norse, Old German) and Rickie (Old German). See also Richelle.

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


Ricky has 16 variants: Rhica, Ricca, Rickee, Ricki, Ricquie, Rieca, Riecka, Rieka, Rika, Riki, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky, Riqua, Rycca and Ryckie.

1 more alternative form via Erica, Frederica, Rica, Rickie: Ericka.

Creative forms:
(female) Roky, Ruky, ..

(male) Ricre, Ricway, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ricky Lennon (R.L.), ..

How popular is Ricky?

Ricky is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#99214 out of 150436, Top 66%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ricky entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #1487 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricky name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ricky outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Erica (#681 via latest list), Ericka, Frederica, Richelle, Ricki, Rickie and Rikki are the prominent varying forms of Ricky rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Ricky reached the top of their popularity 4 decades ago (average #1260) and have become much less widespread since, with forms like Erica becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricky, Erica, Ericka, Frederica, Richelle in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Ricky is alike in pronunciation to Reiko, Richia, Ricka and Rikkie. Other suggested similar names are Becky, Chicky, Jacky, Micky, Nicky, Nikky, Ricci, Rifka, Riley, Rivka, Rivke, Rivy, Vicky and Vikky. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ricky.

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