What does Ricardo mean?
Ricardo \r(i)-car-do, ric(a)-rdo\ as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Ricardo is "powerful leader". Ricardo is a variant of Richard (Old German). Very well-known as a baby name. See also Rico.
Ricardo▲ has 1 variant: Riccardo.
Ricardo▲ has 31 more related variations via Richard: Dick▼, Dickie▼, Dicky, Raechard, Ric, Ricard, Rich▼, Richardo, Richart, Richerd, Richie▼, Rick▼, Rickard, Rickert, Rickey▼, Ricki, Rickie▼, Ricky▲, Rico▼, Rikard, Riki, Rikki, Riocard, Ritchard, Ritcherd, Ritchie▼, Ritchy, Ritchyrd, Ritshard, Ritsherd and Ryszard.
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 (#13666 out of 88799, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Ricardo for boys. Ricardo was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #115 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is at #256 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Ricardo and corresponding names. Dick, Dickie, Rich, Richard (#141 the previous year), Richie, Rick, Rickard, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky (#519), Rico and Ritchie are the popular alternative forms of Ricardo (#256 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1950-1959 and is now much lower, with versions such as Rick, Rickey, Rickie, Rico and Ritchie falling out of fashion. Ricardo (#256) and Ricky (#519) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)