What does Ritchie mean?
Ritchie /ritch-ie/ as a boys' name is of Old English and Old German derivation, and the name Ritchie means "old; powerful leader". Ritchie is a version of Aldrich (Old English). Ritchie is also a variant of Richard (Old German).
How popular is Ritchie?
Ritchie is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#1131 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ritchie for boys. Ritchie was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #754 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Ritchie and affiliated names. Popular alternative forms of Ritchie are Richard (#141 last year), Rickie, Ricki, Richie, Rich and Dickie. Other forms, like Ritcherd, are uncommon. These forms of Ritchie were at the height of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.361%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.123%, ▼66%), with the forms Dickie, Rich, Richie, Ritchie and Rickie falling out of style. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)