Ricky - boys name

Ricky name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 70%

Ricky name meaning:

The name Ricky is a diminutive form of the name Richard, which has Germanic origins. It is derived from the elements "ric," meaning "ruler" or "king," and "hard," meaning "strong" or "brave." Thus, the name Ricky carries the meaning of a "brave ruler" or a "strong king." This name embodies qualities of leadership, courage, and strength.

Ricky is often used as a nickname or a pet form for boys named Richard. It became particularly popular in the English-speaking world during the mid-20th century. The name Ricky can also stand alone as a given name, representing a dynamic and energetic personality. As a diminutive form, Ricky may convey a sense of familiarity and warmth. The name Ricky exudes a sense of power combined with approachability, making it suitable for individuals who value strength, courage, and leadership qualities in their name.

Origin: English

Abbreviation of Richard. Powerful, strong ruler. Also a diminutive of Derek, meaning gifted ruler, people ruler, a variant of the Old German Theodoric.

Related names

Derek , Der, Dereck, Dereka, Derex, Dericka, Derreck, Derrica, Derrick , Dirk, Ricky

Other boys names beginning with R


Overall UK ranking: 1448 out of 4789

17 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Ricky

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