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Meaning and Name Origin

Rico \r(i)-co\ as a boys' name is of Italian origin. Nickname of Enrico and Ricardo.

For more information, see also related boy names Richard and Rick.


Rico has 2 related forms via Enrico, Ricardo: Enrique and Riccardo.


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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rico name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Enrico, Enrique, Ricardo, Richard, Rick, Rico in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.