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What does Rik mean?

Rik Pronunciation of Rik [rik] as a name for boys has its root in English, and the name Rik means "peaceful ruler". Rik is an alternate spelling of Frederick (Old French, Old German): from fred. Rik is also a variant of Rick (English).

Associated with: peaceful, ruler (king).


Rik has 4 variants: Ric, Rike, Rikk and Rique.

14 more relations via Frederick, Rick: Eric, Erick, Erik, Eryk, Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Rickey, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Rikke, Rikki and Rikky.

Creative forms:
(male) Raik, Reik, ..

(female) Ran, Rila, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rik Ramon (R.R.), ..

How popular is Rik?

Rik is an uncommon first name for men. Rik is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Eric (#137 in 2015), Erick (#266), Erik (#338), Frederick (#517), Ricky (#584), Rico (#1421), Rickey (#1755), Rick (#1838), Rickie, Ricco, Ric, Ricci and Rich are the prominent related forms of Rik (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Rikki, are uncommon. These relations of Rik were favored as baby names in the 1970s (adoption of 1.9%) and have become much less popular since (adoption 0.4%, 81.1%), with forms like Frederick going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eric, Erick, Erik, Frederick, Ric in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Rick, Rickey in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rickie, Ricky, Rico in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eric, Erik, Frederick outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rik is pronounced similarly to Roch and Rock. Other suggested similar names are Nik, Riki, Rio and Rip. Like Rik, these names are not commonly used.

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