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Boy Names Starting with Ri-

Ri- baby names and what they mean, with 46 results. Ri- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (USAGE OF 3.5%) and have become much less common since (USAGE 0.5%, 87%), with names like Rigoberto falling out of fashion. River (#197) and Ridge (#702) are two of the more trendy birth names in this list, while Rivero (TOP 3%) and Rinker (5%) are popular Ri- surnames. Here is the list of Ri- names for girls.

Ri- names

Rian - Ridge | Ridgeley - Risley | Riston - Riyad

Rian - Ridge

Ryan and variants

Rion, Rien, Rian
Forms of Ryan. Source fr. Gaelic word. "King." Riven is also a moderately popular kid's name.

Aric and variants

Ricky1, Rickie1, Ric1
Forms of Aric. Derivative of Old Norse. "Complete ruler." Popular as last names. Compare Ricky (UPPER 66%) with common -cky last names Repicky (UPPER 87%), Hicky (100%).

Broderick and variants

Ricky2, Rickie2, Rickey1, Rick1, Ric2
Var. of Broderick. .. Also possibly (Old German) "famous power". Usage of Ric, Ricky, etc. as baby names in 2018 was 53.9% less than 2008.

Frederick and variants

Rikki1, Rikke1, Rike, Rik1, Rick2, Ricky3, Rich1, Ric3
Var. of Frederick. Origin fr. Old French, Old German elements. "Peaceful ruler." Ric and variants became more popular in 2018, rising +134 rankings as birth names with Rick gaining the most.


From Welsh element. "Enthusiasm." Rice rose in popularity in the 1880s. See also Roche.

Form of Reece. Origin fr. Welsh. "Enthusiasm." Less popular today. Rice was last listed in 1890-1899 in the Top 2000. See also Riki.

Aldrich and variants

Ritchy1, Ritchie1, Ritchey, Ritch, Richie1, Richy, Rich2
Forms of Aldrich. Root fr. Old English word. "Old." Ritch, Ritchey and Ritchy are more unusual as boys' names among the versions of Aldrich.

Richard and variants

Richard, var. Ritsherd, Ritshard, Ritchyrd, Ritchy2, Ritcherd, Ritchie2, Ritchard, Riocard, Rikki2, Rikard, Riki, Rico1, Ricky4, Rickie3, Rickey2, Ricki1, Rickert, Rickard, Rick3, Richerd, Richie2, Richart, Richardo, Rich3, Ricardo, Riccardo, Ricard, Ric4
Source fr. Old German element. "Powerful leader." Usage of Rikki and forms was widespread during 1950-1959 and has become lower, with Ricky becoming somewhat dated.


Derived fr. Old French word. "Rich hill." Richmond is a scarce men's name, existing often (TOP 1%) as a surname.


Form of Theodoric. From Old German element. "People's ruler." Rick is in the Top 2000. See also Ries.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ri- names: Rian, Ric, Ricardo, Riccardo, Ricci

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ri- names: Ricco, Rice, Rich, Richard, Richardo

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ri- names: Richie, Richmond, Richy, Rick, Rickard

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ri- names: Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Rico

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ri- names: Rider, Ridge, Ritchie

Rick and variants

Rick5, var. Rique, Rikky1, Rikki3, Rikke2, Rik2, Rikk, Rico2, Ricky5, Rickie4, Rickey3, Rickie5, Richie3, Ricco, Ricci1, Ric5
Based on English word. .. Humphrey Bogart's character in "Casablanca" was .. Rick and variants became less trendy last year, falling -186 positions as boys' names with Rickey leading the fall.

Form of Ulric. Origin fr. English, Old German words. "Power of the wolf." Rick is familiar as a children's name among the variations of Ulric. See also Vick.

Eric and variants

Rikky2, Rikki4, Ricky6, Rickey4, Rick7
Var. of Eric. Based on Old Norse element. "Complete ruler." Ricky (UPPER 11%), Rick (16%) and Rickey (29%) are frequently occurring masculine names, whereas Rikki and Rikky are scarcely used.

Ricky7, Rickey5, Rick8
Forms of Cedric. Source fr. Old English language. "Kind and loved." Rick, Rickey and Ricky are more familiar as birth names compared to other versions.

Rickward, var. Rickwood, Rickwerd
Stems fr. Old English language. "Mighty guardian." Not in Top 2000.

Ricky and variants

Ricky8, var. Ricki2, Rickey6, Ricci2
Source fr. Old German element. "Powerful leader; peaceful ruler." Usage of Ricky and Rickey as birth names has decreased circa the 1950s.


Form of Henry. From Old German element. "Home leader." Usage of Rico as a children's name in 2018 was 7.6% less than the previous year. See also Rich.

Derivative of Italian language. Nickname of Enrico and Ricardo. A common baby name (#1353 IN 2018), Rico is also used often as a surname. See also Rocco.

Rider and variants

Rider, var. Ridder
From Old English word. "Horseman." Ridder is unusual as a birth name among the forms of Rider.

Ridge and variants

Ridge, var. Rigg
Root fr. Old English word. "Ridge." Ridge and Rigg became more popular in 2018, gaining on average +16 rankings as birth names with Ridge rising the most.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ri- names for boys.

1. Rian - Ridge
Ryan [Rion, Rien, Rian], Aric [Ric, Ricky, Rickie], Broderick [Ric, Rick, Ricky, Rickie, Rickey], Frederick [Rik, Rike, Rick, Rikki, Rikke, Ricky, ..], Rice, Reece [Rice], Aldrich [Ritch, Richy, Ritchy, Richie, Ritchie, Ritchey, ..], Richard [Ritchy, Ritchie, Ritsherd, Ritshard, Ritchyrd, Ritcherd, ..], Richmond, Theodoric [Rick], Rick [Rik, Rikk, Rique, Rikky, Rikki, Rikke, ..], Ulric [Rick], Eric [Rick, Rikky, Rikki, Ricky, Rickey], Cedric [Rick, Ricky, Rickey], Rickward [Rickwood, Rickwerd], Ricky [Ricki, Ricci, Rickey], Henry [Rico], Rico, Rider [Ridder], Ridge [Rigg]

Ridgeley [Ridglea, Ridglee, Ridgleigh, Ridgeleigh], Ridgeway, Ridley [Ridly, Ridlea, Riddley, Ridleigh], Marino [Rien, Ries, Rinus], Andre [Ries], Rigel, Rigoberto [Rigobert], Ryker [Riker], Riley, Reynold [Rinaldo], Reginald [Rinaldo], Ring [Ringo], Rinji, Rio, Robert [Rip, Riobard], Riordan, Rip, Ripley [Riply, Ripleigh], Rishon, Risley [Risly, Rislee, Rislea, Risleigh]

Riston, Rito, Ritter, River [Rivers], Rives, Riyad [Riyadh]

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