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What does Chico mean?

Chico Pronunciation of Chico [chico] as a boys' name is pronounced CHEE-koh. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Chico is "boy, lad". Variant of Francis (Latin) "frenchman" via Francisco. Also a Spanish short form of Ezekiel.


3 related forms via Ezekiel, Francis, Francisco: Curro, Frisco and Paco.

Creative forms:
(male) Chicor, Cico, ..

(female) Chica, Chicor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chico Nova (C.N.), ..

How popular is Chico?

Chico is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#11774 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Chico was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #1594 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Ezekiel (#148 in recent rankings), Francis (#482) and Francisco (#247) are the popular alternative forms of Chico rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Curro, are seldom used. These forms of Chico were at the peak of their popularity a century ago (median #828) and have become significantly less conventional since (#719, down 60%), with the form Francis becoming less trendy. Ezekiel is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chico, Ezekiel, Francis, Francisco in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chico and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chico is pronounced similarly to Chiko. Other recommended names are Caio, Cairo, Chace, Chairo, Chano, Chayo, Chic, Chick, Chik, Chill, Chino, Chip, Chiro, Chuck, Ciro, Cisco, Erico, Fico, Nico and Rico. These names tend to be more frequently used than Chico.

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