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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 2 variants: Ritchey and Ritchy.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ritchie name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al, Dick, Dickie, Eldridge, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Richie, Rick, Rickey in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Ritchie in U.S.

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