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Rickey

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1924 5 0 5
1925 6 0 6
1928 12 5 7
1929 6 0 6
1930 9 0 9
1931 6 0 6
1932 5 0 5
1933 19 0 19
1934 16 0 16
1935 10 0 10
1936 22 0 22
1937 12 0 12
1938 19 0 19
1939 15 0 15
1940 20 0 20
1941 41 0 41
1942 77 11 66
1943 111 7 104
1944 225 18 207
1945 286 24 262
1946 499 16 483
1947 843 34 809
1948 1,048 29 1,019
1949 1,105 19 1,086
1950 1,322 19 1,303
1951 1,558 16 1,542
1952 2,074 21 2,053
1953 2,864 17 2,847
1954 3,156 33 3,123
1955 3,075 21 3,054
1956 3,283 20 3,263
1957 3,537 15 3,522
1958 3,817 36 3,781
1959 3,478 25 3,453
1960 2,593 19 2,574
1961 2,287 27 2,260
1962 1,900 22 1,878
1963 1,694 14 1,680
1964 1,376 18 1,358
1965 1,135 17 1,118
1966 954 10 944
1967 774 9 765
1968 778 9 769
1969 604 10 594
1970 567 8 559
1971 533 6 527
1972 514 5 509
1973 502 5 497
1974 483 8 475
1975 543 9 534
1976 559 8 551
1977 562 9 553
1978 509 9 500
1979 532 7 525
1980 584 8 576
1981 586 6 580
1982 562 6 556
1983 507 6 501
1984 517 7 510
1985 506 6 500
1986 442 8 434
1987 412 6 406
1988 429 0 429
1989 424 0 424
1990 388 6 382
1991 363 0 363
1992 324 0 324
1993 311 0 311
1994 252 0 252
1995 251 0 251
1996 211 0 211
1997 224 0 224
1998 160 0 160
1999 188 0 188
2000 176 0 176
2001 167 0 167
2002 172 0 172
2003 141 0 141
2004 143 0 143
2005 149 0 149
2006 165 0 165
2007 148 0 148
2008 130 0 130
2009 123 0 123
2010 119 0 119
2011 109 0 109
2012 97 0 97
2013 105 0 105
2014 106 0 106
2015 87 0 87

Fun Facts about the name Rickey

  • How many people with the first name Rickey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 61,758 babies born with the first name Rickey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rickey to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rickey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rickey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rickey is Saturday, September 10th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Rickey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rickey was in 1958 with a total of 3,781 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rickey!
  • Random Rickey Factoid: According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rickey ranks 46th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 136 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1958.
  • Weird things about the name Rickey: Your name in reverse order is Yekcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ryikec. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rickey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,523 people with the last name Rickey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rickey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rickey as their last name since less than 1 person in 116k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Rickey as a first name

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Popularity of Rickey as a last name

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Common last names for Rickey

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Taylor
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Moore
  • Harris
  • Allen
  • King
  • Parker
  • Clark

Common first names for Rickey

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rickey U.S.
  White 91.40% 64.26%
  African American 2.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.83% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rickey

People with the last name Rickey are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Rickey" mean? The list below shows the origins of Rickey as well as things modernly associated with the name Rickey such as celebrities named Rickey.

English

Origin and Meaning of Rickey

The name "Rickey" is of English origin, and it means "Abbreviation of Richard powerful: strong ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A mixed drink made of sweetened lime juice and soda water usually with liquor
  1. A variant of Ricky, diminutive of the male given name Richard.
  2. A cocktail made with lime (citrus fruit) and carbonated water.

Notable Persons With the Name Rickey

Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson is a baseball player. Rickey was born on December 25th, 1958 in Chicago.

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson is a film and television actor. His ongoing career started in 1971. Richard was given the name Rickey Lee Lawson on March 7th, 1947 in Loma Linda, California. Richard is also known as Rick Lawson.

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Rickey Medlocke

Rickey Medlocke is a southern rock and hard rock musician. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Mandolin, Dobro, Keyboard instrument, Gibson Explorer, Gibson Les Paul, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1970 to present. Rickey was born on February 17th, 1950.

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Rickey Smiley

Rickey Smiley is a notable individual. Rickey was born on August 10th, 1968 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Rickey Jackson

Rickey Jackson is an american football player for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. His career lasted from 1981 to 1995. Rickey was born on March 20th, 1958 in Pahokee, Florida.

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Rickey D'Shon Collins

Rickey D'Shon Collins is an actor. He was most active from 1991 to present. Rickey was born Rickey D'Shon Collins on January 17th, 1983 in San Diego, California, United States.

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  • Rickey Green
    (basketball player)
  • Rickey Young
    (football player)
  • Rickey Foggie
    (football player)
  • Rick Shiomi
    (playwright)
  • Rickey L. "Rick" Nowlin
    (engineer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rickey

Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey was a baseball. Branch was born on December 20th, 1881 in Portsmouth, Ohio. He passed away on December 9th, 1965.

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Lara Parker

Lara Parker is an actress and author. She was most prominent from 1967 to 1991. Lara was given the name Mary Lamar Rickey on October 27th, 1937 in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

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George Rickey

George Rickey was an artist in the field of sculpture. George was born on June 6th, 1907 in South Bend, Indiana. He left this life on July 17th, 2002.

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Beth Rickey

Beth Rickey was a professor, activism, and political activist. Beth was given the name Elizabeth Ann Rickey on June 11th, 1956 in Lafayette, Louisiana. She passed away on September 12th, 2009.

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Carrie Rickey

Carrie Rickey is a leading somebody. Carrie was born on November 26th, 1952.

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Roy Rickey

Roy Rickey was an athlete. His most notable accomplishments were from 1915 to 1928. Roy was born on November 15th, 1893 in Ottawa. He passed away on September 6th, 1959.

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What does the name Rickey mean?

Ris for relax, you know how!

Iis for inventor, how many things will you create?

Cis for complete, nothing further needed here.

Kis for kindle, the warmth in others.

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Yis for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

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