Richie

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Richie

"Richie" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Variant of Richard". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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

Notable Persons Named Richie

Richie Sambora is a rock, hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal, and heavy metal music musician. He plays Kramer Guitars, ESP Guitars, C. F. Martin & Company, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Ovation Guitar Company, Taylor Guitars, and Fender Telecaster. His ongoing career started in 1977. Richie was given the name Richard Stephen Sambora on July 11th, 1959 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States.

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Richie Kotzen is a hard rock, blues rock, funk rock, instrumental rock, pop rock, heavy metal music, jazz fusion, and blue-eyed soul musician. He plays Fender Telecaster and Fender Stratocaster. He was most prominent from 1987 to present. Richie was given the name Richard Dale Kotzen, Jr. on February 3rd, 1970 in Reading, Pennsylvania United States.

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Richie McCaw is a rugby player.

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Richie Havens was a folk rock, funk, blues, and soul music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, and sitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1965 to 2013. Richie was given the name Richard Pierce Havens on January 21st, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York,. He left this life on April 22nd, 2013.

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Richie was born on July 7th, 1987 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Richie is also known as Steamboat, Ricky, Jr.; Blood, Richard, and Jr..

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Richie Incognito is a football player. Richie was born on July 5th, 1983 in Englewood, New Jersey.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Richie

Lionel Richie is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was most active from 1968 to present. Lionel was given the name Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. on June 20th, 1949 in Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.

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Nicole Richie is a television personality, actress, fashion designer, and author. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Nicole was given the name Nicole Camille Escovedo by her parent Lionel Richie on September 21st, 1981 in Berkeley, California, U.S.

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Shane Richie is an actor, comedian, television presenter, singing, and singer. He has had major accomplishments since 1986. Shane was given the name Shane Patrick Roche on March 11th, 1964 in Kensington, London, England.

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Donald Richie was an author, journalist, and film critic. Donald was born on April 17th, 1924 in Lima, Ohio, USA. He left this life on February 19th, 2013.

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David Richie is a football player. David was born on September 26th, 1973 in Orange, California.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1899 7 7 0
1909 5 5 0
1917 7 7 0
1918 7 7 0
1919 11 6 5
1920 5 5 0
1921 15 15 0
1922 12 6 6
1923 6 6 0
1924 10 10 0
1925 10 5 5
1926 12 7 5
1927 12 6 6
1928 9 0 9
1929 14 6 8
1930 13 6 7
1931 5 0 5
1932 24 12 12
1933 14 6 8
1934 15 7 8
1935 15 6 9
1936 16 0 16
1937 16 0 16
1938 21 6 15
1939 10 0 10
1940 36 11 25
1941 29 6 23
1942 32 7 25
1943 39 7 32
1944 43 13 30
1945 57 15 42
1946 64 16 48
1947 57 9 48
1948 47 8 39
1949 37 6 31
1950 53 9 44
1951 51 8 43
1952 63 15 48
1953 61 7 54
1954 84 9 75
1955 65 14 51
1956 70 9 61
1957 80 6 74
1958 91 5 86
1959 121 9 112
1960 118 8 110
1961 133 8 125
1962 169 6 163
1963 194 6 188
1964 229 10 219
1965 201 7 194
1966 182 0 182
1967 183 0 183
1968 188 13 175
1969 163 0 163
1970 170 0 170
1971 152 9 143
1972 143 0 143
1973 86 0 86
1974 110 0 110
1975 114 0 114
1976 98 0 98
1977 90 0 90
1978 114 0 114
1979 73 0 73
1980 69 0 69
1981 56 5 51
1982 70 0 70
1983 39 0 39
1984 63 0 63
1985 59 0 59
1986 58 0 58
1987 50 0 50
1988 84 0 84
1989 95 0 95
1990 68 0 68
1991 94 0 94
1992 88 0 88
1993 70 0 70
1994 76 0 76
1995 69 0 69
1996 104 0 104
1997 76 0 76
1998 68 0 68
1999 69 0 69
2000 74 0 74
2001 76 0 76
2002 57 0 57
2003 70 0 70
2004 68 0 68
2005 59 0 59
2006 71 0 71
2007 71 0 71
2008 60 0 60
2009 71 0 71
2010 64 0 64
2011 54 0 54
2012 68 0 68
2013 44 0 44
2014 75 0 75
2015 68 0 68
2016 69 0 69

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Popularity of Richie as a first name

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Popularity of Richie as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Richie U.S.
  White 74.50% 64.26%
  African American 18.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Richie

People with the last name Richie are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Richie

  • How Popular is the name Richie? Richie is the 3,066th most popular name of all time. As a last name Richie was the 5,138th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Richie have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,925 babies born with the first name Richie in the United States. That's more than enough people named Richie to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Richie? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1899 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Richie first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Richie is Wednesday, April 30th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Richie born? The highest recorded use of the first name Richie was in 1964 with a total of 219 babies.
  • Random Richie Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Richie is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 7 babies in California have the same name as you in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Richie: Your name in reverse order is Eihcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irhcei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Richie? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,812 people with the last name Richie.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Richie? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Richie 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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