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What does Ric mean?

Ric Pronunciation of Ric [ric] as a name for boys has its roots in Old Norse, Old German and English, and the meaning of the name Ric is "complete ruler; peaceful ruler; powerful leader". Ric is an alternate spelling of Aric (Old Norse): form of Eric. Ric is also a form of Broderick: transferred use of the surname. Ric is also used as a form of Frederick (Old French, Old German), Richard (Old German) and Rick (English).

Associated with: norse, ruler (king), peaceful, powerful, leader.


Ric has 4 variants: Rik, Rike, Rikk and Rique.

27 more related forms via Aric, Broderick, Frederick, Richard, Rick: Aaric, Arick, Arik, Arric, Dick, Dicky, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erico, Erik, Erric, Ricard, Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Richie, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Riki, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky and Ritchy.

Creative forms:
(male) Dric, Raic, ..

(female) Ricel, Riel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ric Samson (R.S.), ..

How popular is Ric?

Ric is an unusual first name for men. Ric is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Ric entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #1223 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Ric ranked in the Top 2000 are Eric (#137 from current records), Richard (#155), Erick (#266), Erik (#338), Frederick (#517), Ricky (#584), Broderick (#1166), Rico (#1421), Rickey (#1755), Rick (#1838), Richie, Ricki, Rickie, Dicky, Dick, Arik, Erich, Aric, Ricco, Ricci and Rich. Other forms, like Rik, are uncommon. These forms of Ric were popular as baby names during 1950-1959 (usage of 3.9%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.5%, 87.2%), with forms like Rickie falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ric, Aric, Arik, Broderick, Dick in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dicky, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erik in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frederick, Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Richard in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Richie, Rick, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eric, Erik, Frederick, Richard outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ric is pronounced similarly to Roch and Rock. Other suggested similar names are Nic, Rice, Rio, Rip and Vic. Like Ric, these names are not frequently used.

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