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Rich

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Brave ruler
  • #4070 All Time
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221k Ricky (American)
81k Rick (English)
9k Rico (Spanish)

How popular is the name "Rich" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 12 0 12
1882 6 0 6
1884 9 0 9
1885 5 0 5
1886 6 0 6
1887 8 0 8
1888 9 0 9
1889 5 0 5
1890 6 0 6
1893 6 0 6
1894 5 0 5
1896 5 0 5
1899 6 0 6
1900 8 0 8
1901 6 0 6
1902 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1904 7 0 7
1909 5 0 5
1913 6 0 6
1914 11 0 11
1915 9 0 9
1916 11 0 11
1917 5 0 5
1918 6 0 6
1919 9 0 9
1920 6 0 6
1921 10 0 10
1922 8 0 8
1923 9 0 9
1924 5 0 5
1926 5 0 5
1927 6 0 6
1929 5 0 5
1931 10 0 10
1932 7 0 7
1933 11 0 11
1935 8 0 8
1936 5 0 5
1937 8 0 8
1938 8 0 8
1939 12 0 12
1940 16 0 16
1941 20 0 20
1942 26 0 26
1943 41 0 41
1944 32 0 32
1945 26 0 26
1946 54 0 54
1947 48 0 48
1948 52 0 52
1949 27 0 27
1950 22 0 22
1951 17 0 17
1952 35 0 35
1953 26 0 26
1954 23 0 23
1955 24 0 24
1956 70 0 70
1957 136 0 136
1958 170 0 170
1959 228 0 228
1960 234 0 234
1961 232 0 232
1962 257 0 257
1963 229 0 229
1964 224 0 224
1965 166 0 166
1966 124 0 124
1967 122 0 122
1968 116 0 116
1969 91 0 91
1970 64 0 64
1971 79 0 79
1972 40 0 40
1973 32 0 32
1974 22 0 22
1975 19 0 19
1976 11 0 11
1977 15 0 15
1978 19 0 19
1979 15 0 15
1980 10 0 10
1981 16 0 16
1982 13 0 13
1983 11 0 11
1984 12 0 12
1985 20 0 20
1986 14 0 14
1987 14 0 14
1988 20 0 20
1989 24 0 24
1990 21 0 21
1991 14 0 14
1992 17 0 17
1993 15 0 15
1994 18 0 18
1995 17 0 17
1996 24 0 24
1997 14 0 14
1998 14 0 14
1999 22 0 22
2000 18 0 18
2001 19 0 19
2002 22 0 22
2003 18 0 18
2004 19 0 19
2005 23 0 23
2006 27 0 27
2007 28 0 28
2008 10 0 10
2009 18 0 18
2010 11 0 11
2011 9 0 9
2012 9 0 9
2013 18 0 18
2014 17 0 17

Want to know about the populiarty of Rich? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,112 babies born with the name Rich in the United States. That's more than enough Riches to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rich" was in 1962 with a total of 257 babies.

According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rich" is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of only 234 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Rich popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Rich in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rich" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rich as well as things modernly associated with the name Rich such as celebrities named Rich.

English

Origin and Meaning of Rich

The name "Rich" is of English origin, and it means "Brave ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Rich Mullins

Rich Mullins is a singer and songwriter specializing in contemporary christian music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to 1997. Rich was born in 1955 as Richard Wayne Mullins in Richmond, Indiana, United States.

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Rich Little

Rich Little is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1963 to present. Rich was born in 1938 as Richard Caruthers Little in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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Rich Gannon

Rich Gannon is a NFL player. Rich was born in 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Rich Cronin

Rich Cronin is a singer and songwriter specializing in pop, R&B, and hip hop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to 2010. Rich was born in 1975 as Richard Burton Cronin in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States.

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Rich Harden

Rich Harden is a MLB player. Rich was born in 1981 in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Rich Aurilia

Rich Aurilia is a MLB player. Rich was born in 1971 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

Your name in reverse order is "Hcir". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rcih". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Rich born Oct 23, 1975

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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