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What does Riccardo mean?

Riccardo Pronunciation of Riccardo [ric-car-do] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and Riccardo means "powerful leader". Riccardo is an Italian form of Richard (Old German).

Associated with: powerful, leader.


Riccardo has 1 variant: Ricardo.

8 more alternative forms via Richard: Ricard, Richardo, Richart, Richerd, Rickard, Rikard, Riocard and Ritchard.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Riccardo Marion (R.M.), ..

How popular is Riccardo?

Riccardo is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#35239 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Riccardo entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #1630 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Riccardo are Richard (#155 in recent rankings), Ricardo (#275), Rickard and Richardo. Usage of these relations of Riccardo was widespread in the 1930s (median #1285) and has become much lower since (#1286, down 93.3%), with the version Richard becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abelardo, Alcado, Baiardo, Bajardo (see Bayard), Bardo, Barnardo, Bernardo, Bucardo, Duardo, Eberardo, Edgardo, Edoardo, Eduardo, Edwardo, Everardo, Gerardo, Gherardo (see Gerard), Giraldo, Jerardo, Leonardo, Lombardo, Maccario, Nardo, Nicomedo, Raechard (see Richard), Rainhard, Rainhardt, Raynaldo, Raynard, Reardon, Reinaldo, Reinhard, Reinhardt, Renado, Renaldo, Renard, Renardo, Rennard, Reynaldo, Reynard, Reynardo, Ricci, Ricco, Rickert, Rickward, Rickwerd (see Rickward), Rico, Rinaldo, Riobard, Ritcherd, Ritchyrd (see Richard), Ritshard, Riyad, Riyadh, Rocco, Rolando, Ronaldo, Rosario, Rudyard, Rufaro and Ryszard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Riccardo.

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