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Ricardo

What does Ricardo mean?

Ricardo Pronunciation of Ricardo [ri-car-do] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Ricardo is "powerful leader". Ricardo is a Spanish, Portuguese form of Richard (Old German). See also Rico.

Associated with: powerful, leader.

Variations

Ricardo has 1 variant: Riccardo.

9 more relations via Richard: Ricard, Richardo, Richart, Richerd, Rickard, Rico, Rikard, Riocard and Ritchard.

Creative forms:
(male) Ricardy, Ricarto, ..

(female) Ricarla, Ricarra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ricardo Jet (R.J.), ..

How popular is Ricardo?

Ricardo is a very prominent first name for males (#191 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#11123 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Ricardo reached its highest position of #115 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is at #275 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Riccardo, Richard (#155 the previous year), Richardo, Rickard and Rico (#1421) are the popular alternative forms of Ricardo (#275 the previous year). Usage of these forms of Ricardo reached its peak during the years 1930-1939 (adoption of 3.1%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.2%, 93% less), with the version Richard becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricardo, Riccardo, Richard, Richardo, Rickard, Rico in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alcado, Baiardo, Bajardo (see Bayard), Bardo, Bucardo, Duardo, Edgardo, Edoardo, Eduardo, Edwardo, Gerardo, Giraldo, Jerardo, Nardo, Reardon, Reinaldo, Renado, Renaldo, Renard, Renardo, Reynardo, Ricco, Rickward, Rinaldo, Riobard, Riyad, Riyadh, Rolando, Ronaldo, Rosario and Rufaro. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ricardo.

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