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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.

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


Ricky has 3 variants: Ricci, Rickey and Ricki.

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

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:
(male) Rinky, Risky, ..

(female) Ricske, Ricta, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 #519 currently. (2014 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.

Popular alternative forms of Ricky (#519 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000 are Eric (#123 via latest list), Richard (#141), Erick (#257), Frederick (#497), Cedric (#785), Broderick (#973), Rico (#1216), Rickey (#1511), Rick (#1711), Richie (#1924), Rickie, Rickard, Ricki, Ricci, Dickie, Dick, Dicky, Ric, Ricco, Aric and Rich. Usage of these relations of Ricky reached its highest 64 years ago (median #812) and has become much reduced since (#1438, down 87.1%), with forms such as Ricky going out of style. Broderick is the most trendy birth name here.

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.