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What does Rik mean?

Rik Pronunciation of Rik as a name for boys has its root in English, and the name Rik means "peaceful ruler". Rik is an alternate spelling of Frederick (Old French, Old German): from fred. Rik is also a variant of Rick (English).


ASSOCIATED WITH peaceful, ruler (king)


VARIANTS Rique, Rikk, Rike, Ric

RELATIONS VIA FREDERICK, RICK Eric, Erick, Erik, Eryk, Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Rickey, Rickie, Ricky, Rico, Rikke, Rikki, Rikky



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How popular is Rik?

Rik is an uncommon first name for men. Rik is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Eric (#160 IN 2018), Erick (#280), Erik (#378), Frederick (#496), Ricky (#681), Rico (#1353), Rick (#1872), Ric, Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Rickey and Rickie are the prominent related forms of Rik (NOT IN TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Rikki, are uncommon. These relations of Rik were favored as baby names in the 1970s (ADOPTION OF 1.9%) and have become much less popular since (ADOPTION 0.3%, 83.3%), with forms like Frederick going out of style. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Eric, Erick, Erik, Frederick, Ric in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ricci, Ricco, Rich, Rick, Rickey in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eric, Erik, Frederick outside U.S.

Similar Names

Rik is pronounced similarly to Roch and Rock. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Nik, Riki, Rio and Rip. Like Rik, these names are not commonly used.

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