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What does Rick mean?

Rick Pronunciation of Rick [rick] 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. Actors Rick Moranis, Rick Nelson.


Rick has 15 variants: Ric, Ricci, Ricco, Richie, Rickey, Rickie, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Rik, Rikk, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky and Rique.

Related boy names: Dick, Broderick, Cedric, Eric, Theodoric and Ulric.

17 more relations via Frederick, Richard: Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erico, Erik, Eryk, Ricard, Rich, Rickard, Rickert, Ricki, Rike, Riki and Ritchy.

Creative forms:
(male) Rack, Rayck, ..

(female) Rile, Rine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rick Gannon (R.G.), ..

How popular is Rick?

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 (#6111 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rick was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #105 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is at #1838 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Broderick (#1166 last year), Cedric (#856), Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Eric (#137), Erich, Erick (#266), Erik (#338), Frederick (#517), Ric, Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Richard (#155), Richie, Rickard, Rickey (#1755), Ricki, Rickie, Ricky (#584) and Rico (#1421) are the popular related forms of Rick (#1838 last year) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Rick were favored in the 1950s (adoption of 3.94%) and are now significantly less common (adoption 0.52%, 87% less), with forms such as Erich becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rick, Broderick, Cedric, Dick, Dickie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dicky, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erik in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frederick, Ric, Ricci, Ricco, Rich in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Richard, Richie, Rickard, Rickey, Ricki in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Rick is alike in pronunciation to Roch and Rock. Other suggested similar names are Alick, Arick, Beck, Brick, Buck, Chick, Dack, Dirck, Frick, Heck, Jack, Jock, Lock, Luck, Mack, Mick, Nick, Raice, Rian, Rice, Richy, Rien, Ries, Rigg, Ring, Rio, Rion, Rip, Ritch, Rito, Rocko, Rocky, Roice, Rorick, Tuck, Ulick, Vick, Wick, Wyck and Zack. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rick.