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Meaning and name origin

Ricky \r(ic)-ky\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 variant forms: Ricci, Rickey and Ricki.

For more information, see also related boy names Aric, Broderick, Cedric, Eric and Rick.

There is 1 feminine form of Ricky: Richelle.


Ricky is a very popular first name for males (#137 out of 1220, Top 11%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ricky for boys. Ricky reached its highest rank of #50 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ricky and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Eric (#123), Richard (#141), Frederick (#497), Ricky (#519), Cedric (#785), Broderick (#973), Ricki, Rick, Aric and Rickey. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aric, Broderick, Cedric, Eric, Frederick, Richard, Rick, Rickey, Ricki, Ricky in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ricky is also pronounced similarly to Ricco, Rickie, Rico, Riki, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky, Rocko and Rocky. Other suggested similar baby names are Dicky, Micky, Nicky, Ric, Rice, Rich, Richy, Rik, Rike, Rikk and Rock. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ricky.