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Rikki (boy)

What does Rikki mean?

Rikki Pronunciation of Rikki [rik-ki] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Rikki) is of Old Norse, Old German and English derivation, and Rikki means "complete ruler; peaceful ruler; powerful leader". Rikki is an alternate spelling of Eric (Old Norse). Rikki is also a derivative of Frederick (Old French, Old German). Rikki is also used as a derivative of Richard (Old German) and Rick (English).

Associated with: norse, ruler (king), peaceful, powerful, leader.


Rikki has 9 variants: Ricco, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Riki, Rikke and Rikky.

14 more alternative forms via Eric, Frederick, Richard, Rick: Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Erki, Erkki, Ric, Ricci, Rich, Richie, Rik, Rikard, Rike, Rikk and Rique.

Creative forms:
(male) Drikki, Rikhim, ..

(female) Rikah, Riknie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Rikki Kirk (R.K.), ..

How popular is Rikki?

Rikki is an unusual given name for men. Rikki is also an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Rikki (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Eric (#137 from current records), Frederick (#517), Ric, Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Richard (#155), Richie, Rick (#1838), Rickey (#1755), Ricki, Rickie, Ricky (#584) and Rico (#1421). Usage of these relations of Rikki reached its peak 65 years ago (median #717) and has become much less since (#1553, 91% less usage), with forms such as Frederick becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Eric, Frederick in U.S.

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

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

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

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

Similar Names

Rikki is pronounced similarly to Rocko and Rocky. Other suggested similar names are Miki, Niki, Nikki, Riker and Rinji. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rikki.

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