Meaning and Name Origin
Rick \r(i)-ck\ as a boys' name is pronounced RIK. It is of English origin. Short form of Richard and Frederick. Humphrey Bogart's character in "Casablanca" was named Rick. Rikk and Rikki are Norwegian forms. Actors Rick Moranis, Rick Nelson.
Rick▼ has 26 more related variations via Frederick, Richard, Rikki: Dick▼, Dickie▼, Dicky, Eric▲, Erich▼, Erick▲, Erico, Erik▲, Eryk, Fred▼, Frido, Fritz▼, Ricard, Ricardo▲, Rich▼, Richart, Richerd, Rickard, Rickert, Ricki, Rikard, Rike, Riki, Riocard, Ritchie▼ and Ritchy.
Rick is a very popular first name for males (#193 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#6157 out of 88799, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Rick for boys. Rick was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #110 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Rick and related names. Popular related forms of Rick appearing in the Top 1000 are Broderick (#973 last year), Cedric (#785), Dick, Dickie, Eric (#123), Erich, Erick (#257), Erik (#328), Fred, Frederick (#497), Fritz, Ricardo (#256), Rich, Richard (#141), Richie, Rickard, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky (#519), Rico and Ritchie. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during 1960-1969 and are now significantly less popular, with forms such as Cedric, Rick, Rickey, Rickie and Ritchie falling out of style. The trendier birth names in this compilation are Eric (#123), Erick (#257), Erik (#328), Ricardo (#256) and Ricky (#519). (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rick▼ is alike in pronunciation to Roch and Rock. Other suggested similar baby names are Mick, Nick▼, Raice, Rice, Richy, Ries, Rigg, Rocko, Rocky▼, Roice, Vick and Wick. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rick.