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What does Rickey mean?

Rickey Pronunciation of Rickey as a boys' name is of Old English, Old Norse, Old German and English derivation, and Rickey means "kind and loved; complete ruler; powerful leader; powerful leader; peaceful ruler". Rickey is an alternate spelling of Broderick: transferred use of the surname. Rickey is also a variant of Cedric (Old English). Rickey is also used as a variant of Eric (Old Norse), a form of Richard (Old German), a variation of Rick (English), and a variation of Ricky (Old German).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, norse, kind (gracious), ruler (king), powerful, leader, peaceful


VARIANTS Rikky, Rikki, Rikke, Riki, Rico, Rickie, Ricki, Ricco

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA BRODERICK, CEDRIC, ERIC, RICHARD, RICK, RICKY Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Ric, Ricard, Ricci, Rich, Richerd, Richie, Rickard, Rickert, Rik, Rikk, Rique, Ritchy



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How popular is Rickey?

Rickey is a very prominent first name for men (#349 out of 1220, Top 29%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11260 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Rickey was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #120 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Rickey are Eric (#160 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Richard (#188), Ricky (#681), Cedric (#967), Rico (#1353), Broderick (#1425), Rick (#1872), Ric, Ricci, Ricco, Dicky, Dickie, Richie, Rickard, Ricki, Rickie, Dick and Rich. Other forms, like Riki, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Rickey reached its highest in the 1950s (ADOPTION OF 3.7%) and has become much diminished since (ADOPTION 0.3%, 92% LESS), with forms such as Cedric falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rickey, Broderick, Cedric, Dick, Dickie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dicky, Eric, Ric, Ricci, Ricco in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rich, Richard, Richie, Rick, Rickard in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rico in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rickey is pronounced similarly to Rocko and Rocky. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aicken, Birkey, Buckey, Mackey, Mickey, Micky, Mikey, Nickey, Nicky, Packey, Raice, Rice, Richy, Ridley, Ries, Rike, Riker, Riley, Ripley, Risley, Ritchey, Roche, Rock, Rockley, Rockly (see Rockley), Roice and Wickley. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rickey.

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