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What does Ritter mean?

Ritter Pronunciation of Ritter [rit-ter] as a boys' name is of German origin, and the meaning of Ritter is "knight". Actor John Ritter.

Associated with: knight (warrior).


Creative forms:
(male) Rater, Riter, ..

(female) Ritra, Ritri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ritter Nathen (R.N.), ..

How popular is Ritter?

Ritter is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#970 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ritter has not been recorded in the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ritter name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Altaer, Arther, Butler, Buttler, Carter, Caster, Colter, Coster, Dieter, Dizier (see Desiderio), Einer, Fester, Filmer, Fisher, Gilmer, Gunter, Hiller, Hunter, Kiefer, Krister, Lester, Linder, Litten, Lother, Luther, Maither, Matther, Miner, Nester, Pieter, Porter, Potter, Rafer, Rainger, Ranger, Ranier, Rayder, Renier, Richerd (see Richard), Rickert, Rickey, Ridder, Rider, Ridge, Ridley, Rien, Rigel, Riker, Rikke, Rique, Rislea (see Risley), Riston, Ritch, Ritchey, Ritsherd (see Richard), River, Rivers, Rives, Rodger, Roger, Roper, Rothe, Royer, Rusten, Rutger, Ruttger (see Roger), Ryder, Ryker, Slater, Tiger, Tigger, Uther, Wilber, Winter and Wister. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ritter.

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