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What does Rich mean?

Rich Pronunciation of Rich [rich] as a name for boys is an Old English and Old German name, and the name Rich means "old; peaceful ruler; powerful leader". Rich is a version of Aldrich (Old English). Rich is also a derivative of Frederick (Old French, Old German): from fred. Rich is also used as a variation of Richard (Old German).

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


27 related forms via Aldrich, Frederick, Richard: Dick, Dicky, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erico, Ric, Ricard, Richart, Richerd, Richie, Richy, Rick, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Rik, Rike, Riki, Rikke, Rikki, Ritch, Ritchey, Ritchie and Ritchy.

Creative forms:
(male) Rach, Riph, ..

(female) Richae, Richni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rich Forest (R.F.), ..

How popular is Rich?

Rich is a somewhat popular first name for males (#821 out of 1220, Top 67%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#654 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rich reached its highest position of #584 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Eric (#137 last year), Richard (#155), Erick (#266), Frederick (#517), Ricky (#584), Rico (#1421), Rickey (#1755), Rick (#1838), Ricki, Rickie, Ritchie, Richie, Ric, Erich, Dick, Dicky and Richy are the prominent alternative forms of Rich rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Rikke, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Rich was widespread among parents in the 1950s (usage of 3.91%) and has become much less since (usage 0.44%, 88.7%), with forms like Rick falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rich, Dick, Dicky, Eric, Erich in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Erick, Frederick, Ric, Richard, Richie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Richy, Rick, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricky, Rico, Ritchie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rich is alike in pronunciation to Roche and Rush. Other recommended names are Arch, Birch, Emich, Fitch, Lech, Mitch, Raice, Reigh, Rian, Ricci, Ricco, Rice, Rien, Ries, Rigg, Rikk, Ring, Rio, Rion, Rip, Rito, Roch, Rock, Roice, Roth and Zach. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rich.

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