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What does Rick mean?

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

For more on this name, see also related boy names Dick, Broderick, Cedric, Eric, Theodoric and Ulric.

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 (#6111 out of 150436, Top 4%). (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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rick name in U.S.

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

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 are the popular related forms of Rick appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5042%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2227%, down 55.8%), 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). Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Rick and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Broderick, Cedric, Dick, Dickie, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erik, Fred, Frederick in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fritz, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Richie, Rick, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rico, Ritchie 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 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.