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What does Rikke mean?

Rikke Pronunciation of Rikke [rikke] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Rikke) is an English name, and the meaning of Rikke is "peaceful ruler". Rikke is an alternate spelling of Frederick (Old French, Old German): from fred. Rikke is also a variation of Rick (English).

Associated with: peaceful, ruler (king).


Rikke has 7 variants: Ricco, Rickey, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Rikki and Rikky.

8 more related forms via Frederick, Rick: Ric, Ricci, Rich, Richie, Rik, Rike, Rikk and Rique.

Creative forms:
(male) Rayke, Ryke, ..

(female) Rikne, Rikske, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rikke Winston (R.W.), ..

How popular is Rikke?

Rikke is an unusual first name for men. Rikke is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Frederick (#517 a year ago), Ricky (#584), Rico (#1421), Rickey (#1755), Rick (#1838), Rickie, Richie, Ric, Ricci, Ricco and Rich are the popular alternative forms of Rikke (not ranked). These forms of Rikke were favored as birth names in the 1950s (average #796) and have become much less conventional since (#1646, down 93%), with versions such as Rick going out of style. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Frederick, Ric, Ricci, Ricco, Rich in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Rikke is alike in pronunciation to Ricki, Riki, Rocko and Rocky. Other suggested similar names are Dirke, Eike, Fiske, Mike, Pike, Renke, Rice, Ridge, Riker and Rorke. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rikke.

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