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Rikke (girl)

What does Rikke mean?

Rikke Pronunciation of Rikke [rikke] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Rikke) is of Old Norse derivation, and the meaning of the name Rikke is "complete ruler". Rikke is a version of Erica (Old Norse): Latinate feminine transcription of Eric.

Associated with: norse, ruler (queen).


Rikke has 6 variants: Rickee, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rikki and Rikky.

2 more alternative forms via Erica: Erike and Erikka.

Creative forms:
(female) Raeke, Rake, ..

(male) Rikmes, Rikter, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rikke Alyse (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rikke?

Rikke is a rare given name for females. Rikke is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Erica (#681 last year), Rikki, Ricky, Rickie and Ricki are the prominent alternative forms of Rikke (not ranked). Usage of these relations of Rikke was at its apex 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.62%) and is now much diminished (adoption 0.02%, 97%), with forms like Rikki falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Rikke is pronounced similarly to Reiko, Rica, Ricca, Ricka, Rieca, Riecka, Rieka, Rika, Riki, Rikkie, Riqua and Ryckie. Other suggested similar names are Eike, Mike, Milke, Nike, Riane, Rie, Rifka, Rilee, Rise, Rivka, Rivke and Silke. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rikke.

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