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Rich

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221k Ricky (American)
81k Rick (English)
9k Rico (Spanish)

How popular is the baby 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
2015 18 0 18

Fun Facts about the name Rich

  • How many people with the first name Rich have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,130 babies born with the first name Rich in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rich 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).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rich? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Rich first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rich is Friday, April 23rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Rich born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rich was in 1962 with a total of 257 babies.
  • Random Rich Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rich is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1946.
  • Weird things about the name Rich: Your name in reverse order is Hcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Chri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rich? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 49,481 people with the last name Rich.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rich? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Rich as their last name.
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rich U.S.
  White 85.20% 64.26%
  African American 9.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rich

People with the last name Rich are most frequently White

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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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Rich
Senses
  1. Having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of a large amount of property; well supplied with land, goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; -- opposed to poor." Richmerchants." [Chaucer.]"The richperson] hath many friends." [Prov. xiv. 20.]"As a thief, bent to unhoard the cash Of some rich burgher." [Milton.]
  2. Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop."If life be short, it shall be glorious; Each minute shall be rich in some great action." [Rowe.]"The gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold." [Milton.]
  3. Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine.
  4. Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly; as, a rich dress; rich silk or fur; rich presents."Like to rich and various gems." [Milton.]
  5. Abounding in agreeable or nutritive qualities; -- especially applied to articles of food or drink which are high-seasoned or abound in oleaginous ingredients, or are sweet, luscious, and high-flavored; as, a rich dish; rich cream or soup; rich pastry; rich wine or fruit."Sauces and rich spices are fetched from India." [Baker.]
  6. Not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color.
  7. Full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music.
  8. Abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery.
  9. Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character.(Colloq)
    synonyms: Wealthy; affluent; opulent; ample; copious; abundant; plentiful; fruitful; costly; sumptuous; precious; generous; luscious.

Note: Rich is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, rich-fleeced, rich-jeweled, rich-laden, rich-stained.

Etymology: OE. riche, AS. rīce rich, powerful; akin to OS. rīki, D. rijk, G. reich, OHG. rīhhi, Icel. rīkr, Sw. rik, Dan. rig, Goth. reiks; from a word meaning, ruler, king, probably borrowed from Celtic, and akin to L. rex regis, king, regere to guide, rule. √283. See Right, and cf. Derrick Enrich Rajah Riches Royal

verb Rich
To enrich.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. People who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group) ("only the very rich benefit from this legislation")
  2. Affording an abundant supply ("a rich supply")
  3. Strong; intense ("a rich red")
  4. Marked by great fruitfulness ("rich soil")
  5. Pleasantly full and mellow ("a rich tenor voice")
  6. Very productive ("rich seams of coal")
  7. Possessing material wealth ("her father is extremely rich" and "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles")
  8. Having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources) ("blessed with a land rich in minerals", "rich in ideas", and "rich with cultural interest")
  9. Suggestive of or characterized by great expense ("a rich display")
  10. High in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air ("a rich vein of copper" and "a rich gas mixture")
  11. Marked by richness and fullness of flavor ("a rich ruby port")
  12. Of great worth or quality ("a rich collection of antiques")
  13. Containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar ("rich desserts" and "they kept gorging on rich foods")

From Richard. The surname also derives from rich as a nickname.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Richard.
  2. A surname​.

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Rich

Rich Dad Poor Dad
Rich Froning
Rich Gang
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Rich Homie Quan
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Rich Homie Quan Flex
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Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills
Rich Piana

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rich

Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, and actor specializing in jazz, big band, swing, and bebop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1919 to 1987. Buddy was born in 1917 as Bernard Rich in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich is a singer-songwriter specializing in country, countrypolitan, rockabilly, and jazz music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1958 to 1995. Charlie was born in 1932 as Charles Rich in Colt, Arkansas, U.S.

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Claude Rich

Claude Rich is an actor and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1955 to present. Claude was born in 1929 in Strasbourg, France.

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John Rich

John Rich is a singer-songwriter and record producer specializing in country music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. John was born in 1974.

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What does the name Rich mean?

Ris for rich, in the love from others

Iis for intense, your zest of living.

Cis for captive, your web of charm.

His for honest, something you hold dear.

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