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).
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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)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Ritchie for boys. 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, 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), Richie (#1924), Rickie, Ricki, Richy, Dickie and Rich. 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 0.15%, ▼95%), with forms such as Dickie going out of style.