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Meaning and name origin

Ritchie \r(it)-chie\ as a boy's name is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Ritchie is "old; powerful leader". Ritchie is a variant of Aldrich (Old English): saint Aldric (ninth century) was a bishop of Le Mans, France. Also a variant of Richard (Old German): Norman name commonly used for the last 900 years except in the 19th century.


Ritchie has 2 variant forms: Ritchey, Ritchy.


Ritchie is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1318 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ritchie for boys. Ritchie reached its highest rank of #754 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ritchie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Richard (#141) and Ritchie. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Richard, Ritchie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ritchie is also pronounced similarly to Richie. Another suggested similar baby name is Ritch. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ritchie.