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Rikki (girl)

What does Rikki mean?

Rikki Pronunciation of Rikki [rik-ki] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Rikki) has its roots in Old Norse, Old German and American, and the name Rikki means "complete ruler; peaceful ruler". Rikki is an alternate spelling of Erica (Old Norse): Latinate feminine version of Eric. Rikki is also a variant of Frederica (Old German): Latinate feminine version of Frederick. Rikki is also used as a variant of Rica (Old Norse, Old German), Richelle (American) and Rickie (Old German).

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


Rikki has 17 variants: Rhica, Ricca, Rickee, Ricki, Ricky, Ricquie, Rieca, Riecka, Rieka, Rika, Riki, Rikke, Rikkie, Rikky, Riqua, Rycca and Ryckie.

2 more related forms via Erica, Frederica, Rica, Richelle, Rickie: Erikka and Ricci.

Creative forms:
(female) Raki, Rikah, ..

(male) Rikbin, Rikhim, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rikki Alexandra (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rikki?

Rikki is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2153 out of 4276, Top 50%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Rikki entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #614 in the U.S. in 1994, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Erica (#681 in recent rankings), Frederica, Richelle, Ricki, Rickie and Ricky are the prominent variation forms of Rikki ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Rikki was more pronounced among parents in the 1980s (adoption of 0.6%) and is now much lower.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rikki, Erica, Frederica, Richelle, Ricki in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Rikki is alike in pronunciation to Reiko, Richia and Ricka. Other suggested similar names are Bekki, Kiki, Micki, Miki, Mikki, Nicki, Niki, Nikki, Rifka, Rivi, Rivka, Rivke, Vicki, Viki and Vikki. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rikki.

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