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Ricky

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1925 6 0 6
1926 11 0 11
1927 11 5 6
1928 15 5 10
1929 8 0 8
1930 11 0 11
1931 16 6 10
1932 8 0 8
1933 18 7 11
1934 20 0 20
1935 19 0 19
1936 33 5 28
1937 19 0 19
1938 35 5 30
1939 29 0 29
1940 48 0 48
1941 92 5 87
1942 117 7 110
1943 188 6 182
1944 405 12 393
1945 544 21 523
1946 786 24 762
1947 1,344 44 1,300
1948 1,632 30 1,602
1949 1,822 32 1,790
1950 2,143 32 2,111
1951 3,103 30 3,073
1952 4,691 35 4,656 #81 boy name
1953 6,936 51 6,885 #51 boy name
1954 8,213 59 8,154 #46 boy name
1955 8,359 34 8,325 #46 boy name
1956 8,819 50 8,769 #43 boy name
1957 10,625 53 10,572 #40 boy name
1958 13,416 48 13,368 #34 boy name
1959 13,289 82 13,207 #34 boy name
1960 11,058 66 10,992 #38 boy name
1961 10,078 59 10,019 #44 boy name
1962 8,749 59 8,690 #50 boy name
1963 8,173 59 8,114 #47 boy name
1964 6,804 49 6,755 #54 boy name
1965 5,681 28 5,653 #58 boy name
1966 4,721 37 4,684 #64 boy name
1967 4,055 42 4,013 #75 boy name
1968 4,065 27 4,038 #70 boy name
1969 3,447 30 3,417 #90 boy name
1970 3,119 30 3,089
1971 2,673 16 2,657
1972 2,260 22 2,238
1973 1,966 23 1,943
1974 2,073 38 2,035
1975 1,946 31 1,915
1976 2,019 25 1,994
1977 1,972 14 1,958
1978 2,036 19 2,017
1979 2,246 20 2,226
1980 2,258 25 2,233
1981 2,244 25 2,219
1982 2,145 27 2,118
1983 2,114 31 2,083
1984 2,004 24 1,980
1985 1,960 27 1,933
1986 1,975 18 1,957
1987 1,874 21 1,853
1988 1,904 22 1,882
1989 1,915 20 1,895
1990 1,773 14 1,759
1991 1,631 14 1,617
1992 1,632 12 1,620
1993 1,451 10 1,441
1994 1,431 18 1,413
1995 1,243 16 1,227
1996 1,213 16 1,197
1997 1,081 5 1,076
1998 982 12 970
1999 1,109 11 1,098
2000 1,034 11 1,023
2001 864 7 857
2002 810 9 801
2003 799 0 799
2004 801 18 783
2005 767 0 767
2006 766 7 759
2007 830 9 821
2008 855 7 848
2009 706 10 696
2010 602 7 595
2011 593 6 587
2012 592 0 592
2013 547 0 547
2014 540 0 540
2015 480 8 472

Fun Facts about the name Ricky

  • How many people with the first name Ricky have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 221,497 babies born with the first name Ricky in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ricky to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ricky? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ricky first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ricky is Wednesday, December 5th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Ricky born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ricky was in 1958 with a total of 13,368 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ricky!
  • Random Ricky Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ricky ranks 38th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 181 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Ricky: Your name in reverse order is Ykcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rikcy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ricky? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 181 people with the last name Ricky.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ricky? Ricky is one of the most unique last names recorded.

Where is the name Ricky popular?

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Popularity of Ricky as a first name

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Popularity of Ricky as a last name

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Common last names for Ricky

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • Harris
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Jackson
  • Hall
  • Thompson
  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • White
  • Robinson
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ricky U.S.
  White 70.17% 64.26%
  African American 11.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ricky

People with the last name Ricky are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

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Origin and Meaning of Ricky

The name "Ricky" is of American origin, and it means "Brave Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Richard.

Notable Persons With the Name Ricky

Ricky Whittle

Ricky Whittle is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2002. Ricky was given the name Richard Whittle on December 31st, 1981 in Oldham.

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Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is a black comedy, cringe comedy, observational comedy, satire, insult comedy, and musical theatre comedian. Ricky was given the name Ricky Dene Gervais on June 25th, 1961 in Whitley, Berkshire, England.

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Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is a singer, actor, and author. He holds the title Menudo "Rayo de Luna" and Ricky Martin "Livin' la Vida Loca". He has been prominent since 1985. Ricky was given the name Enrique Martín Morales on December 24th, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Ricky Van Veen

Ricky Van Veen is a co-founder of collegehumor, collegehumor, and co-founder ofcollegehumor. He was most active from 2006 to present. Ricky was given the name Richard Van Veen in 1981 in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland.

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Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams is a football player. His career lasted from 1999 to 2011. Ricky was born on May 21st, 1977 in San Diego.

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Ricky Steamboat

Ricky Steamboat is a wrestler. Ricky was born on February 28th, 1953 in West Point, New York.

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  • Ricky Schroder
    (actor)
  • Ricky Hatton
    (boxer)
  • Ricky Morton
    (wrestler)
  • Ricky Rubio
    (basketball player)
  • Slick Rick
    (rapping)
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel
    (soccer player)
  • Rick Derringer
    (musician)
  • Ricky Ponting
    (cricketer)
  • Ricky Tomlinson
    (actor)
  • Ricky Wilson
    (musician)
  • Ricky Skaggs
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Ricky Jay
    (magician)
  • Ricky Burns
    (influential individual)
  • Ricky Banderas
    (leading human)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ricky

Kingen Ricky

Kingen Ricky is an important person. Kingen was born on March 12th, 1946. Kingen is also known as Hans Lingenfelder.

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Ricky

Ricky is a soccer player for the Sharks F.C., ACB Lagos, America Football Club (RJ), Esporte Clube Vitória, Stade Lavallois, FC Metz, S.L. Benfica, C.F. Estrela da Amadora, Boavista F.C., C.F. Os Belenenses, Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), Al-Hilal FC, and Nigeria national football team. Ricky was born on July 16th, 1961 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

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Olombelona Ricky

Olombelona Ricky is a musician. Olombelona was given the name Ricky Randimbiarison in Madagascar.

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What does the name Ricky mean?

Ris for respect, earned through your actions

Iis for imagination, never be afraid to share your ideas

Cis for comic, laughter is your tonic.

Kis for kindle, the warmth in others.

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

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