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 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).
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).