What does Chico mean?
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.
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(female) Chica, Chicor, .. Middle name pairings:
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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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.