What does Ricardo mean?
Ricardo /ri-car-do/ [3 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Ricardo is "powerful leader". Ricardo is a variant transcription of Richard (Old German). Ricardi is a conventional surname. 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.Kreatif forms: Ricardon, Ricarro, Rocardo. [more]
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. 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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). Usage of these boy names reached its peak during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4639%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1489%, down 67.9%), 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)