Ricardo

First Name
138k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ricardo

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

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  1. English economist who argued that the laws of supply and demand should operate in a free market (1772-1823)

Notable Persons Named Ricardo

Ricardo Quaresma is a soccer player for the Beşiktaş J.K., Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Barcelona, FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea F.C., Al-Ahli Dubai F.C., Portugal national under-17 football team, Portugal national under-19 football team, and Portugal national under-21 football team. Ricardo was born on September 26th, 1983 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Pablo was given the name Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto on July 12th, 1904. He left this life on September 23rd, 1973.

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Ricardo Montalbán was an actor. He was most active from 1941 to 2009. Ricardo was given the name Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino on November 25th, 1920 in Mexico City, Mexico. He passed away on January 14th, 2009.

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Ricardo Carvalho is a soccer player for the AS Monaco FC, Amarante FC, FC Porto, Leça F.C., Vitória F.C., F.C. Alverca, Chelsea F.C., Real Madrid C.F., Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Ricardo was born on May 18th, 1978 in Amarante, Portugal.

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Ricky Bell is a new jack swing musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1978. Ricky was given the name Ricardo Bell on September 18th, 1967. Ricky is also known as Slick.

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Ricardo López was an exterminator. Ricardo was born on January 14th, 1975 in Uruguay. Ricardo is also known as Björk stalker. He breathed his last breath on September 12th, 1996.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ricardo

David Ricardo was an economist. David was born on April 18th, 1772 in London, England. He breathed his last breath on September 11th, 1823.

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Lucy and Ricky Ricardo is a housewife, mother, club officer, committee officer, chicken farmer, girl friday, poultry farming, and friday (fictional character). Lucy is also known as Lucy: and Lucille McGillicuddy.

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Ricardo is a soccer player for the C.D. Montijo, Boavista F.C., Sporting Clube de Portugal, Real Betis, Leicester City F.C., Vitória F.C., S.C. Olhanense, Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Ricardo was born on February 11th, 1976 in Montijo, Portugal.

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Harry Ricardo was an engineer. Harry was given the name Harry Ralph Ricardo on January 26th, 1885 in London. He left this life on May 18th, 1974.

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João Ricardo is a soccer player for the Académico de Viseu FC, S.C. Salgueiros, Moreirense F.C., Atlético Petróleos de Luanda, Semarang United FC, and Angola national football team. João was born on January 7th, 1970 in Luanda.

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Nino was born on July 11th, 1904. He died on April 14th, 1972.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1888 6 0 6
1891 7 0 7
1901 5 0 5
1902 7 0 7
1903 8 0 8
1904 8 0 8
1907 10 0 10
1908 9 0 9
1909 14 0 14
1910 9 0 9
1911 17 0 17
1912 25 0 25
1913 17 0 17
1914 26 0 26
1915 37 0 37
1916 40 0 40
1917 46 0 46
1918 52 0 52
1919 61 0 61
1920 74 0 74
1921 54 0 54
1922 85 0 85
1923 80 0 80
1924 115 0 115
1925 138 0 138
1926 99 0 99
1927 152 0 152
1928 167 0 167
1929 204 0 204
1930 216 0 216
1931 176 0 176
1932 159 0 159
1933 167 0 167
1934 190 0 190
1935 162 0 162
1936 158 0 158
1937 196 0 196
1938 185 0 185
1939 179 0 179
1940 207 0 207
1941 218 0 218
1942 211 6 205
1943 211 0 211
1944 253 0 253
1945 286 5 281
1946 351 0 351
1947 380 0 380
1948 453 5 448
1949 491 0 491
1950 612 0 612
1951 676 6 670
1952 862 0 862
1953 1,054 5 1,049
1954 1,106 11 1,095
1955 1,112 9 1,103
1956 1,103 7 1,096
1957 1,193 8 1,185
1958 1,298 5 1,293
1959 1,351 8 1,343
1960 1,323 9 1,314
1961 1,251 11 1,240
1962 1,269 11 1,258
1963 1,330 6 1,324
1964 1,327 10 1,317
1965 1,291 12 1,279
1966 1,207 10 1,197
1967 1,305 11 1,294
1968 1,358 9 1,349
1969 1,589 15 1,574
1970 1,666 15 1,651
1971 1,683 16 1,667
1972 1,710 10 1,700
1973 1,649 17 1,632
1974 1,827 18 1,809
1975 1,745 15 1,730
1976 1,796 12 1,784
1977 1,747 22 1,725
1978 1,904 22 1,882
1979 2,097 22 2,075
1980 2,340 16 2,324
1981 2,380 17 2,363
1982 2,311 20 2,291
1983 2,196 18 2,178
1984 2,221 15 2,206
1985 2,156 18 2,138
1986 2,248 27 2,221
1987 2,140 18 2,122
1988 2,524 22 2,502
1989 2,751 17 2,734
1990 2,815 14 2,801
1991 2,861 12 2,849
1992 3,040 18 3,022
1993 2,965 19 2,946
1994 2,992 19 2,973
1995 2,880 9 2,871
1996 2,897 14 2,883
1997 2,931 6 2,925
1998 3,055 11 3,044
1999 3,000 13 2,987
2000 2,922 5 2,917
2001 2,858 6 2,852
2002 2,717 9 2,708
2003 2,770 8 2,762
2004 2,788 8 2,780
2005 2,631 6 2,625
2006 2,700 0 2,700
2007 2,779 0 2,779
2008 2,753 0 2,753
2009 2,302 0 2,302
2010 1,882 0 1,882
2011 1,628 0 1,628
2012 1,564 0 1,564
2013 1,427 0 1,427
2014 1,460 0 1,460
2015 1,337 0 1,337
2016 1,293 0 1,293

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Popularity of Ricardo as a first name

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Popularity of Ricardo as a last name

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Common last names for Ricardo

  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Garcia
  • Gonzalez
  • Lopez
  • Hernandez
  • Perez
  • Sanchez
  • Rivera
  • Ramirez
  • Torres
  • Gomez
  • Ramos
  • Flores
  • Ortiz
  • Morales
  • Fernandez
  • Diaz
  • Cruz
  • Alvarez

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ricardo U.S.
  White 24.80% 64.26%
  African American 4.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 66.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ricardo

People with the last name Ricardo are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ricardo

  • How Popular is the name Ricardo? Ricardo is the 505th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ricardo was the 9,433rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ricardo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 138,376 babies born with the first name Ricardo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ricardo to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ricardo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ricardo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ricardo is Tuesday, February 7th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Ricardo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ricardo was in 1998 with a total of 3,044 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ricardo!
  • Random Ricardo Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ricardo ranks 96th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 172 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Ricardo: Your name in reverse order is Odracir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Criorad. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ricardo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,448 people with the last name Ricardo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ricardo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Ricardo as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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