What does Rickey mean?
Rickey [rick-ey] as a boys' name is of Old English, Old Norse, Old German and English derivation, and Rickey means "kind and loved; complete ruler; powerful leader; powerful leader; peaceful ruler". Rickey is an alternate spelling of Broderick: transferred use of the surname. Rickey is also a variant of Cedric (Old English). Rickey is also used as a variant of Eric (Old Norse), Richard (Old German), Rick (English) and Ricky (Old German).
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(female) Rickah, Rickta, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Rickey?
Rickey is a very prominent first name for men (#349 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11260 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Rickey was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #120 in the U.S. in the 1950s, and is currently at #1755. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Rickey (#1755 from current records) are Eric (#137 from current records), Richard (#155), Ricky (#584), Cedric (#856), Broderick (#1166), Rico (#1421), Rick (#1838), Rickie, Ricki, Rickard, Rich, Dickie, Dick, Dicky, Ric, Ricco, Ricci and Richie. Other forms, like Riki, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Rickey reached its highest in the 1950s (adoption of 3.7%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.36%, 90% less), with forms such as Cedric falling out of fashion.
Rickey▼ is pronounced similarly to Rocko and Rocky. Other recommended names are Aicken, Birkey, Buckey, Mackey, Mickey▼, Micky, Mikey, Nickey, Nicky, Packey, Raice, Rice, Richy, Ridley, Ries, Rike, Riker, Riley, Ripley, Risley, Ritchey, Roche, Rock, Rockley, Rockly (see Rockley), Roice and Wickley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rickey.See names in meaning and etymology.