What does Ritchie mean?
Ritchie \r(it)-chie\ as a boys' name is of Old English and Old German derivation, and the name Ritchie means "old; powerful leader". Ritchie is a derivative of Aldrich (Old English). Ritchie is also a variant of Richard (Old German).
Ritchie▼ has 48 more different forms via Aldrich, Richard: Al▼, Aldric, Aldridge, Aldrige, Aldrin, Aldritch, Alldrich, Alldridge, Allric, Alrick, Audric, Dick▼, Dickie▼, Dicky, Eldrich, Eldridge▼, Eldritch, Elldrich, Raechard, Ric, Ricard, Ricardo, Riccardo, Rich▼, Richardo, Richart, Richerd, Richie▼, Richy, Rick▼, Rickard, Rickert, Rickey▼, Ricki, Rickie▼, Ricky, Rico▼, Rikard, Riki, Rikki, Riocard, Ritch, Ritchard, Ritcherd, Ritchyrd, Ritshard, Ritsherd and Ryszard.
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), Ricardo (#256), Ricky (#519), Ricki, Rickey, Rickie, Rickard, Rico, Richie, Dickie, Dick, Eldridge, Rich, Al and Rick. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4443%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.1303%, down 70.7%), with forms such as Eldridge, Rich, Al, Rick and Dick falling out of style. Ricardo (#256) and Ricky (#519) are two of the more chic names for newborns in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)