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221k
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Ricky

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Brave Ruler
  • #334 All Time
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81k Rick (English)
9k Rico (Spanish)
4k Rich (English)

How popular is the baby name Ricky in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1925 6 0 6
1926 11 0 11
1927 11 5 6
1928 15 5 10
1929 8 0 8
1930 11 0 11
1931 16 6 10
1932 8 0 8
1933 18 7 11
1934 20 0 20
1935 19 0 19
1936 33 5 28
1937 19 0 19
1938 35 5 30
1939 29 0 29
1940 48 0 48
1941 92 5 87
1942 117 7 110
1943 188 6 182
1944 405 12 393
1945 544 21 523
1946 786 24 762
1947 1,344 44 1,300
1948 1,632 30 1,602
1949 1,822 32 1,790
1950 2,143 32 2,111
1951 3,103 30 3,073
1952 4,691 35 4,656 #81 boy name
1953 6,936 51 6,885 #51 boy name
1954 8,213 59 8,154 #46 boy name
1955 8,359 34 8,325 #46 boy name
1956 8,819 50 8,769 #43 boy name
1957 10,625 53 10,572 #40 boy name
1958 13,416 48 13,368 #34 boy name
1959 13,289 82 13,207 #34 boy name
1960 11,058 66 10,992 #38 boy name
1961 10,078 59 10,019 #44 boy name
1962 8,749 59 8,690 #50 boy name
1963 8,173 59 8,114 #47 boy name
1964 6,804 49 6,755 #54 boy name
1965 5,681 28 5,653 #58 boy name
1966 4,721 37 4,684 #64 boy name
1967 4,055 42 4,013 #75 boy name
1968 4,065 27 4,038 #70 boy name
1969 3,447 30 3,417 #90 boy name
1970 3,119 30 3,089
1971 2,673 16 2,657
1972 2,260 22 2,238
1973 1,966 23 1,943
1974 2,073 38 2,035
1975 1,946 31 1,915
1976 2,019 25 1,994
1977 1,972 14 1,958
1978 2,036 19 2,017
1979 2,246 20 2,226
1980 2,258 25 2,233
1981 2,244 25 2,219
1982 2,145 27 2,118
1983 2,114 31 2,083
1984 2,004 24 1,980
1985 1,960 27 1,933
1986 1,975 18 1,957
1987 1,874 21 1,853
1988 1,904 22 1,882
1989 1,915 20 1,895
1990 1,773 14 1,759
1991 1,631 14 1,617
1992 1,632 12 1,620
1993 1,451 10 1,441
1994 1,431 18 1,413
1995 1,243 16 1,227
1996 1,213 16 1,197
1997 1,081 5 1,076
1998 982 12 970
1999 1,109 11 1,098
2000 1,034 11 1,023
2001 864 7 857
2002 810 9 801
2003 799 0 799
2004 801 18 783
2005 767 0 767
2006 766 7 759
2007 830 9 821
2008 855 7 848
2009 706 10 696
2010 602 7 595
2011 593 6 587
2012 592 0 592
2013 547 0 547
2014 540 0 540
2015 480 8 472

Want to know about the popularity of the Ricky baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 221,497 babies born with the name Ricky in the United States. That's more than enough Rickies to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ricky" was in 1958 with a total of 13,368 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rickies)

According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ricky" ranks #71 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 15 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1962. Across the entire United States a total of 8,749 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Ricky

The name "Ricky" is of American origin, and it means "Brave Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is a singer, actor, and author specializing in pop, latin pop, dance-pop, and urban pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Ricky was born in 1971 as Enrique Martin Morales in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Ricky was born in 1961 as Ricky Dene Gervais in Whitley, Berkshire, England.

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Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams is a NFL player. Ricky was born in 1977 in San Diego, California.

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Ricky Ullman

Ricky Ullman is an actor and musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1997 to present. Ricky was born in 1986 as Raviv Ullman in Eilat, Israel.

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Slick Rick

Slick Rick is a rapper and record producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Slick was born in 1965 as Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters in Mitcham, London, England.

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Ricky Hatton

Ricky Hatton is a boxer. Ricky was born in 1978 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ricky

Ricky Dillon
Ricky Garcia
Ricky Nelson
Ricky Rubio
Ricky Ricardo
Ricky Schroder
Ricky Steamboat

Alternative Meanings

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

C is for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

K is for kid, the child within.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ykcir". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rciky". 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 Ricky born Aug 8, 1968

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 Yukon approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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