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).
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).