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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Richey

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Alt. Meaning

R is for rock star, let it out!

I is for interest, you show in others.

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons Named Richey

Richey Edwards is an alternative rock, hard rock, glam punk, post-punk, and punk rock musician. He plays Fender Telecaster Thinline. He was most prominent from 1989 to 1995. Richey was given the name Richard James Edwards on December 22nd, 1967. Richey is also known as Richey James and Richey Manic.


Richey Reneberg is a tennis player. Richey was born on October 5th, 1965 in Phoenix, Arizona.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Richey

Robert Keith was an actor. He was most active from 1924 to 1924. Robert was given the name Rolland Keith Richey on February 10th, 1898 in Fowler, Indiana, U.S. He left this life on December 22nd, 1966.


Kim Richey is a country music, folk music, and roots music singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Kim was given the name Kimberly Kay Richey on December 1st, 1956.


George Richey was a country music songwriter, record producer, and session musician. He was most active from 1960 to 1960. George was born on November 30th, 1935 in Promise Land, Arkansas, U.S. George is also known as Richardson and George Baker. He passed away on July 31st, 2010.


Nancy Richey is a tennis player. Nancy was born on August 23rd, 1942 in San Angelo, TX, USA.


Cliff Richey is a tennis player. Cliff was born on December 31st, 1946 in San Angelo, Texas, USA.


Slim Richey was a western swing musician. He plays Guitar and Fiddle. He was most active from 1960 to 1960. Slim was given the name David Michael Richey on February 11th, 1938 in Atlanta, Texas. Slim is also known as Slim Richey. He passed away on May 31st, 2015.


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Popularity of Richey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Richey U.S.
  White 86.70% 64.26%
  African American 7.89% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.63% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Richey

People with the last name Richey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Richey

  • How Popular is the name Richey? Richey is the 16,825th most popular name of all time. As a last name Richey was the 1,977th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Richey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 474 babies born with the first name Richey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Richey to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Richey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Richey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Richey is Wednesday, June 13th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Richey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Richey was in 1963 with a total of 27 babies.
  • Random Richey Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Richey is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Richey: Your name in reverse order is Yehcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irechy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Richey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,296 people with the last name Richey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Richey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Richey 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).
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