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Popularity
221k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Ricky

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Brave Ruler
  • #331 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
81k Rick (English)
9k Rico (Spanish)
4k Rich (English)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1925606
192611011
19271156
192815510
1929808
193011011
193116610
1932808
193318711
193420020
193519019
193633528
193719019
193835530
193929029
194048048
194192587
19421177110
19431886182
194440512393
194554421523
194678624762
19471,344441,300
19481,632301,602
19491,822321,790
19502,143322,111
19513,102303,072
19524,694354,659#81 boy name
19536,932516,881#51 boy name
19548,205598,146#46 boy name
19558,365348,331#46 boy name
19568,821508,771#43 boy name
195710,6205310,567#40 boy name
195813,4204813,372#34 boy name
195913,2878213,205#34 boy name
196011,0586610,992#38 boy name
196110,0775910,018#44 boy name
19628,750598,691#50 boy name
19638,170598,111#47 boy name
19646,804496,755#54 boy name
19655,681285,653#58 boy name
19664,723374,686#64 boy name
19674,053424,011#75 boy name
19684,065274,038#70 boy name
19693,448303,418#90 boy name
19703,118303,088
19712,672162,656
19722,260222,238
19731,968231,945
19742,073382,035
19751,945311,914
19762,019251,994
19771,972141,958
19782,036192,017
19792,246202,226
19802,256252,231
19812,244252,219
19822,145272,118
19832,113312,082
19842,004241,980
19851,960271,933
19861,975181,957
19871,874211,853
19881,904221,882
19891,915201,895
19901,773141,759
19911,631141,617
19921,632121,620
19931,451101,441
19941,431181,413
19951,243161,227
19961,213161,197
19971,08151,076
199898212970
19991,109111,098
20001,034111,023
20018637856
20028109801
20037980798
200480118783
20057670767
20067667759
20078309821
20088557848
200970610696
20106027595
20115916585
20125920592
20135460546
20145340534

Want to know about the populiarty of Ricky? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 220,995 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 first appeared 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 13,372 babies. (That's a lot of baby Rickies)

According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ricky" ranks #87 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 59 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of 2,113 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Ricky" mean?

Ricky (American): Brave Ruler

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

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

C is for cuddle, those intimate moments you cherish.

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

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 "Cyrki". 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.

Where is the name Ricky popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ricky in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ricky

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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Past life for Ricky born Apr 15, 2009

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 Central India approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

Name poster for Ricky

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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