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What does Rico mean?

Rico Pronunciation of Rico [ri-co] as a boys' name is of Italian origin. Nickname of Enrico and Ricardo.

Affiliated boy names: Henry, Richard and Rick.


Creative forms:
(male) Raco, Roco, ..

(female) Rile, Rinon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rico Jerimiah (R.J.), ..

How popular is Rico?

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 (#1754 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Rico entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #566 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #1421 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rico name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Enrico, Henry (#29 the previous year), Ricardo (#275), Richard (#155) and Rick (#1838) are the prominent variation forms of Rico (#1421 the previous year). These relations of Rico were favored by parents in the 1930s (median #835) and are now significantly less popular (#953, 80% less usage), with versions such as Richard becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rico, Enrico, Henry, Ricardo, Richard, Rick in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Henry, Richard outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rico is pronounced similarly to Ricco, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Riki, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky, Rocco, Rocko and Rocky. Other suggested similar names are Chico, Cisco, Erico, Fico, Jaco, Nicco, Nico, Paco, Raice, Reizo, Remo, Reno, Reo, Rian, Ric, Ricci, Rice, Rich, Richy, Rien, Ries, Rigg, Rik, Rike, Rikk, Ring, Ringo, Rio, Rion, Rip, Ritch, Rito, Roch, Rocio, Rock, Roice and Rosco. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rico.