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What does Ricky mean?

Ricky Pronunciation of Ricky [ricky] 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.

Associated with: powerful, leader, peaceful, ruler (king).


Ricky has 3 variants: Ricci, Rickey and Ricki.

Related boy names: Aric, Broderick, Cedric, Eric and Rick.

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.

1 feminine form: Richelle.

Creative forms:
(male) Rinky, Risky, ..

(female) Ricske, Ricta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ricky Bentley (R.B.), ..

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. Demographics)

Ricky entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #47 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is at #584 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Ricky (#584 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000 are Eric (#137 via latest list), Richard (#155), Erick (#266), Frederick (#517), Cedric (#856), Broderick (#1166), Rico (#1421), Rickey (#1755), Rick (#1838), Rickie, Rickard, Richie, Ricki, Ricci, Dickie, Dick, Dicky, Ric, Ricco, Aric and Rich. Usage of these relations of Ricky reached its highest 65 years ago (median #812) and has become much reduced since (#1486, down 88.2%), with forms such as Ricky going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricky, Aric, Broderick, Cedric, Dick in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dickie, Dicky, Eric, Erick, Frederick in U.S.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Ricky is pronounced similarly to Rocco, Rocko and Rocky. Other suggested similar names are Binky, Birky, Bucky, Jacky, Lucky, Micky, Miky, Nicky, Nikky, Rice, Richy, Ridly (see Ridley), Rikk, Riley, Riply (see Ripley), Risly (see Risley), Rock and Rockly (see Rockley). These names tend to be less commonly used than Ricky.

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