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What does Ricardo mean?

Ricardo \r(i)-car-do, ric(a)-rdo\ as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Ricardo is "powerful leader". Ricardo is a variant of Richard (Old German). 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 (#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)

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

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dick, Dickie, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Richie, Rick, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ricky, Rico, Ritchie in U.S.

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