What does Ricky mean?
Ricky /ric-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 21 more relations via Frederick, Richard, Rickey: Dick▼, Dickie▼, Dicky, Erick▲, Ric, Ricard, Ricco, Rich▼, Richie▼, Rick▼, Rickard, Rickert, Rickie▼, Rico▼, Rik, Rike, Riki, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky and Ritchy.
Ricky has 1 feminine form: Richelle.Kreatif forms: Ricny, Ridky, Roky. [more]
How popular is Ricky?
Ricky is a very popular first name for males (#137 out of 1220, Top 11%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#99214 out of 150436, Top 66%). (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)
Popular alternative forms of Ricky (#519 via latest list) appearing in the Top 1000 are Eric (#123 via latest list), Richard (#141), Erick (#257), Frederick (#497), Cedric (#785), Broderick (#973), Ricki, Rickey, Rico, Rickard, Rickie, Rich, Dick, Dickie, Aric, Richie and Rick. Adoption of these relations of Ricky reached its highest during the years 1960-1969 (median #537) and is somewhat less today (#794, down 55.5%), with forms such as Cedric, Dickie, Aric, Rick and Dick falling out of style. Eric, Erick and Ricky are three of the more trendy birth names here. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Ricky and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)