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What does Ricky mean?

Ricky \r(ic)-ky\ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Ricky) is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Ricky is "powerful leader; peaceful ruler". Short form of Richard and Frederick. Baseball player Rickey Henderson.


Ricky has 3 variants: Ricci, Rickey and Ricki.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Aric, Broderick, Cedric, Eric and Rick.

Ricky has 33 more related variations via Frederick, Richard, Rickey: Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Eric, Erich, Erick, Erico, Erik, Eryk, Ric, Ricard, Ricardo, Ricco, Rich, Richart, Richerd, Richie, Rick, Rickard, Rickert, Rickie, Rico, Rik, Rikard, Rike, Riki, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky, Riocard, Ritchie, Ritchy and Ritchyrd.

Ricky has 1 feminine form: Richelle.


Ricky is a very popular first name for males (#137 out of 1220, Top 11%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Ricky for boys. Ricky entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #50 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is at #519 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Ricky and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Ricky (#519 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Eric (#123 a year ago), Richard (#141), Ricardo (#256), Erick (#257), Erik (#328), Frederick (#497), Cedric (#785), Broderick (#973), Rickie, Ricki, Dickie, Rico, Ritchie, Rickey, Rickard, Rich, Aric, Dick, Richie, Rick and Erich. Usage of this boy name reached its highest during 1960-1969 and has become much lower since, with forms such as Cedric, Rickey, Rick, Rickie and Rico falling out of style. The most trendy boy names in this list are Eric (#123), Erick (#257), Ricardo (#256), Erik (#328) and Ricky (#519). (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ritchie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ricky is pronounced similarly to Rocko and Rocky. Other suggested similar baby names are Micky, Nicky, Rice, Richy, Rikk and Rock. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ricky.