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What does Ricci mean?

Ricci Pronunciation of Ricci [ric-ci] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Ricci) is of English and Old German derivation, and the name Ricci means "powerful leader; peaceful ruler". Ricci is a variant form of Rick (English): short version of Richard and Frederick. Ricci is also a derivative of Ricky (Old German).

Associated with: powerful, leader, peaceful, ruler (king).


13 alternative forms via Rick, Ricky: Ric, Ricco, Richie, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Rico, Rik, Rikk, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky and Rique.

Creative forms:
(male) Ricsay, Rocci, ..

(female) Ricrit, Ricsay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ricci Julien (R.J.), ..

How popular is Ricci?

Ricci is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#2855 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ricci was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #1299 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Ricci rated in the Top 2000 are Ric, Ricco, Richie, Rick (#1838 via latest list), Rickey (#1755), Ricki, Rickie, Ricky (#584) and Rico (#1421). Other variants, like Rique, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Ricci was more pronounced in the 1950s (median #854) and has become significantly reduced since (#1759, 94.7%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricci, Ric, Ricco, Richie, Rick in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rico in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ricci and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ricci is pronounced similarly to Richy, Ritchie, Ritchy and Rocio. Other recommended names are Rice, Rich, Riki, Rinji, Ritch and Rocco. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ricci.

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