What does Ricky mean?
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.
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.Creative forms:
(male) Rinky, Risky, ..
(female) Ricske, Ricta, .. Middle name pairings:
Ricky Barry (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)
Charted below is the baby name history of Ricky for boys. 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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.