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What does Ritchie mean?

Ritchie Pronunciation of Ritchie as a boys' name is of Old English and Old German derivation, and the name Ritchie means "old; powerful leader". Ritchie is a version of Aldrich (Old English). Ritchie is also a variant of Richard (Old German).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, old, powerful, leader


VARIANTS Ritchy, Ritchey

OTHER FORMS VIA ALDRICH, RICHARD Dickie, Rich, Richie, Richy, Ricki, Rickie, Ritch, Ritchard, Ritcherd, Ritchyrd



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How popular is Ritchie?

Ritchie is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#1131 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Ritchie was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #755 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Ritchie are Richard (#188 LAST YEAR), Dickie, Rich, Richie, Richy, Ricki and Rickie. Other forms, like Ritchard, are uncommon. These forms of Ritchie were at the height of their popularity during 1940-1949 (USAGE OF 3.23%) and are now significantly less widespread (USAGE 0.12%, 96%), with forms such as Rickie going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ritchie, Dickie, Rich, Richard, Richie in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Ritchie is alike in pronunciation to Ricci. Other recommended sound-alike names are Archie, Nickie, Rachim, Rice, Roche, Rothe and Sachie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ritchie.

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