Meaning and Name Origin
Rico is a somewhat popular first name for males (#916 out of 1220, Top 75%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#2559 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Rico for boys. Rico entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #566 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rico and related names. Enrico, Enrique (#414 the previous year), Ricardo (#256), Richard (#141) and Rick are the prominent variation forms of Rico ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Rick and Rico becoming less trendy. Enrique (#414) and Ricardo (#256) are two of the more trendy birth names here. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rico▼ is pronounced similarly to Ricco, Ricki, Ricky▲, Riki, Rocco▲ and Rocko. Other suggested similar baby names are Fico, Nico▲, Raice, Reizo, Ric, Ricci, Rice, Rich▼, Richy, Ries, Rigg, Rik, Rike, Rikk, Rio, Rito, Roch, Rocio, Rock, Roice and Rosco. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rico.