What does Ritchie mean?
Ritchie [ritchie] 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).
(male) Rothie, Rushie, ..
(female) Ritchal, Ritchna, .. Middle name pairings:
Ritchie Travis (R.T.), ..
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. Demographics)
Ritchie was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #755 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Ritchie are Richard (#155 last year), Rickie, Ricki, Richie, Rich, Dickie and Richy. Other forms, like Ritchard, are uncommon. These forms of Ritchie were at the height of their popularity during 1940-1949 (usage of 3.23%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.14%, ▼96%), with forms such as Dickie going out of style.