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Rick

First Name
82k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Rick

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rick
A stack or pile, as of grain, straw, or hay, in the open air, usually protected from wet with thatching.

Etymology: OE. reek rek, AS. hreác a heap; akin to hryce rick, Icel. hraukr

verb Rick
To heap up in ricks, as hay, etc.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A stack of hay
  2. A painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
  3. Twist suddenly so as to sprain
  4. Pile in ricks ("rick hay")
Wiktionary

From the male given name Richard.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Richard, or sometimes of related names, such as Ricardo.
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Rick

Rick Rude was a wrestler. Rick was born on December 7th, 1958 in St. Peter, Minnesota, United States. He breathed his last breath on April 20th, 1999.

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Rick Astley is a pop music, dance-pop, and blue-eyed soul musician. His career lasted from 1985 to 1993. Rick was given the name Richard Paul Astley on February 6th, 1966 in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England.

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Rick Rubin is a rock music, hip hop music, rap rock, rap metal, heavy metal music, and country music record producer. He plays Electric guitar, Piano, and Sampler (musical instrument). His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Rick was given the name Frederick Jay Rubin on March 10th, 1963 in Long Beach, New York. Rick is also known as DJ Double R.

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Rick Flag is a comics character.

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Rick Ross is a hip hop music songwriter, entrepreneur, and rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to 2001. Rick was given the name William Leonard Roberts II on January 28th, 1976 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S. Rick is also known as Rozay and Renzel.

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Rick James was a musician. He plays Clavinet, Music Man StingRay, Rickenbacker 4001, and Gibson Les Paul. He holds the title Super Freak". His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1993. Rick was given the name James Ambrose Johnson, Jr. on February 1st, 1948 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. Rick is also known as Big Jimmy, Jimmy "The Whale", Ricky James Matthews, and Slick Rick. He breathed his last breath on August 6th, 2004.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rick

Slick Rick is a hip hop music rapping and record producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1983. Slick was given the name Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters on January 14th, 1965 in Mitcham, London.

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Riky Rick is a hip hop music musician. Riky was given the name Rikhado Makhado on July 20th, 1987 in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Riky is also known as Boss Zonke.

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Ricky Rick is a cumbia singing, songwriter, rapping, and performing arts. He plays Beatboxing, Percussion instrument, Timbales, Drum kit, Guitar, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Ricky was given the name Ricardo Ruiz Pérez on June 3rd, 1983 in Monterrey. Ricky is also known as Ricky Rick and Panama Mexican.

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Dave Rick is an experimental rock, noise rock, and underground music musician. He plays Guitar, Bass (instrument), and Vocals.

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Charles was born on April 30th, 1915. He passed away on May 5th, 2002.

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Rick is a soccer player for the Guarany Sporting Club, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Tokyo Verdy, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras B, Esporte Clube São Bento, Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube, Marília Atlético Clube, Associação Desportiva Recreativa e Cultural Icasa, Cuiabá Esporte Clube, and Soc. Rick was born on April 23rd, 1987 in São Paulo.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1919 6 0 6
1921 5 0 5
1922 7 0 7
1923 9 0 9
1924 12 0 12
1925 13 0 13
1926 17 0 17
1927 20 0 20
1928 18 0 18
1929 21 0 21
1930 20 0 20
1931 25 0 25
1932 21 0 21
1933 22 0 22
1934 21 0 21
1935 17 0 17
1936 34 0 34
1937 33 0 33
1938 38 0 38
1939 37 0 37
1940 55 0 55
1941 61 0 61
1942 96 0 96
1943 237 0 237
1944 431 0 431
1945 505 0 505
1946 830 0 830
1947 1,126 5 1,121
1948 1,280 0 1,280
1949 1,361 0 1,361
1950 1,487 0 1,487
1951 1,896 0 1,896
1952 2,584 0 2,584
1953 3,176 0 3,176 #100 boy name
1954 3,378 5 3,373
1955 3,165 6 3,159
1956 3,655 5 3,650 #100 boy name
1957 4,677 10 4,667 #87 boy name
1958 5,463 6 5,457 #76 boy name
1959 4,943 8 4,935 #89 boy name
1960 4,228 6 4,222 #100 boy name
1961 3,746 13 3,733
1962 3,425 11 3,414
1963 3,229 10 3,219
1964 2,861 5 2,856
1965 2,263 8 2,255
1966 1,749 5 1,744
1967 1,595 6 1,589
1968 1,437 6 1,431
1969 1,271 0 1,271
1970 1,194 8 1,186
1971 859 0 859
1972 683 0 683
1973 622 0 622
1974 517 0 517
1975 501 0 501
1976 462 0 462
1977 439 0 439
1978 404 0 404
1979 496 0 496
1980 442 0 442
1981 457 7 450
1982 496 5 491
1983 437 0 437
1984 386 0 386
1985 443 0 443
1986 418 0 418
1987 437 0 437
1988 385 0 385
1989 366 0 366
1990 377 0 377
1991 346 0 346
1992 312 0 312
1993 316 0 316
1994 266 0 266
1995 215 0 215
1996 214 0 214
1997 190 0 190
1998 165 0 165
1999 165 0 165
2000 165 0 165
2001 144 0 144
2002 146 0 146
2003 130 0 130
2004 120 0 120
2005 152 0 152
2006 133 0 133
2007 125 0 125
2008 110 0 110
2009 107 0 107
2010 107 0 107
2011 98 0 98
2012 81 0 81
2013 72 0 72
2014 88 0 88
2015 81 0 81
2016 66 0 66

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Popularity of Rick as a first name

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Popularity of Rick as a last name

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Common last names for Rick

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Allen
  • Martin
  • Carter
  • White

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rick U.S.
  White 92.09% 64.26%
  African American 2.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rick

People with the last name Rick are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rick

  • How Popular is the name Rick? Rick is the 732nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rick was the 7,258th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rick have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 81,541 babies born with the first name Rick in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rick to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rick? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rick first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rick is Sunday, December 21st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Rick born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rick was in 1958 with a total of 5,457 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rick!
  • Random Rick Factoid: According to the 1949 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rick ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 5 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1949.
  • Weird things about the name Rick: Your name in reverse order is Kcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kcri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rick? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,591 people with the last name Rick.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rick? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rick as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.