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 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%) 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 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 these boy names reached its highest during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4819%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2328%, down 51.7%), with forms such as Cedric, Dick, Aric, Richie and Rick falling out of style. The most trendy boy names in this list are Eric (#123), Erick (#257), Ricardo (#256), Erik (#328) and Ricky (#519). Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Ricky and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)