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Meaning and name origin

Ricardo \r(i)-car-do, ric(a)-rdo\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ricardo is "powerful leader". Ricardo is a variant of Richard (Old German): Norman name commonly used for the last 900 years except in the 19th century. See also Rico.


Ricardo has 1 variant form: Riccardo.


Ricardo is a very popular first name for males (#191 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#13666 out of 88799, Top 15%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ricardo for boys. Ricardo reached its highest rank of #115 in the U.S. in 1992. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ricardo name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ricardo and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Richard (#141), Ricardo (#256) and Rico. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ricardo, Richard, Rico in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Ricard, Richardo, Rickard, Rikard and Riocard. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ricardo.