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What does Riki mean?

Riki Pronunciation of Riki [ri-ki] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Riki) is of Old German origin, and the name Riki means "powerful leader". Riki is an alternate form of Richard (Old German).

Associated with: powerful, leader.


Riki has 6 variants: Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rico and Rikki.

8 more different relations via Richard: Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Ric, Rich, Richie, Rick and Rikard.

Creative forms:
(male) Raiki, Rigio, ..

(female) Rili, Rine, ..

Middle name pairings:
Riki Alex (R.A.), ..

How popular is Riki?

Riki is an unusual given name for males. Riki is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Riki (unlisted) rated in the Top 2000 are Richard (#155 in 2015), Ricky (#584), Rico (#1421), Rickey (#1755), Rick (#1838), Rickie, Ricki, Richie, Dickie, Dicky, Ric, Rich and Dick. These relations of Riki were popular as baby names 75 years ago (average #890) and are now significantly less popular (#1673, 94.7% less usage), with versions such as Rickey falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Ric, Rich in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Richard, Richie, Rick, Rickey, Ricki in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Riki is alike in pronunciation to Ricco, Rikke, Rikky, Rocko and Rocky. Other suggested similar names are Erki, Loki, Miki, Niki, Nikki, Rabi, Rafi, Rai, Rami, Ravi, Rei, Remi, Rian, Ricci, Rice, Rien, Ries, Rigg, Rik, Rike, Riker, Rikk, Ring, Rinji, Rio, Rion, Rip, Rito, Robi, Roi, Rubi, Rudi and Zaki. These names tend to be more commonly used than Riki.

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