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Popularity
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Rico

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Brave ruler
  • #2617 All Time
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221k Ricky (American)
81k Rick (English)
4k Rich (English)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 11 0 11
1917 8 0 8
1918 7 0 7
1920 9 0 9
1921 6 0 6
1922 5 0 5
1923 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1926 8 0 8
1928 9 0 9
1929 6 0 6
1932 7 0 7
1934 6 0 6
1935 7 0 7
1937 9 0 9
1940 5 0 5
1942 7 0 7
1943 7 0 7
1944 5 0 5
1947 6 0 6
1948 6 0 6
1949 14 0 14
1950 8 0 8
1951 13 0 13
1952 13 0 13
1953 10 0 10
1954 13 0 13
1955 17 0 17
1956 28 0 28
1957 23 0 23
1958 16 0 16
1959 37 0 37
1960 31 0 31
1961 58 0 58
1962 27 0 27
1963 38 0 38
1964 41 0 41
1965 43 0 43
1966 40 0 40
1967 47 0 47
1968 64 0 64
1969 71 0 71
1970 151 9 142
1971 190 0 190
1972 160 8 152
1973 175 0 175
1974 192 0 192
1975 232 10 222
1976 328 9 319
1977 232 0 232
1978 224 0 224
1979 200 0 200
1980 216 0 216
1981 152 0 152
1982 176 0 176
1983 157 0 157
1984 144 0 144
1985 146 0 146
1986 193 9 184
1987 175 0 175
1988 213 0 213
1989 280 0 280
1990 294 0 294
1991 319 0 319
1992 235 0 235
1993 233 0 233
1994 177 0 177
1995 157 0 157
1996 137 0 137
1997 143 0 143
1998 146 0 146
1999 130 0 130
2000 126 0 126
2001 103 0 103
2002 121 0 121
2003 114 0 114
2004 150 0 150
2005 116 0 116
2006 144 0 144
2007 147 0 147
2008 149 0 149
2009 126 0 126
2010 132 0 132
2011 141 0 141
2012 107 0 107
2013 126 0 126
2014 150 0 150

Want to know about the populiarty of Rico? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,655 babies born with the name Rico in the United States. That's more than enough Ricos to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given to 11 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Rico" was in 1976 with a total of 319 babies.

According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Rico" is not a popular baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 14 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1989. Across the entire United States a total of only 280 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Rico popular?

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

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Spanish

Origin and Meaning of Rico

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

Rico Petrocelli

Rico Petrocelli is a MLB player. Rico was born in 1943 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Rico Tan

Rico was born in 1978.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

I is for ideals, no higher!

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Your name in reverse order is "Ocir". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Irco". 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 Rico born Oct 3, 1948

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 Arctic approximately on 650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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