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Ricky

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222k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ricky

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

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  1. A diminutive of the male given name Richard.

Notable Persons Named Ricky

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

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ricky

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

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

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

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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 1,345 45 1,300
1948 1,631 30 1,601
1949 1,823 32 1,791
1950 2,140 32 2,108
1951 3,104 30 3,074
1952 4,695 35 4,660 #81 boy name
1953 6,930 51 6,879 #51 boy name
1954 8,217 59 8,158 #46 boy name
1955 8,360 34 8,326 #46 boy name
1956 8,820 50 8,770 #43 boy name
1957 10,627 53 10,574 #40 boy name
1958 13,418 48 13,370 #34 boy name
1959 13,287 82 13,205 #34 boy name
1960 11,059 66 10,993 #38 boy name
1961 10,076 59 10,017 #44 boy name
1962 8,749 58 8,691 #50 boy name
1963 8,174 60 8,114 #47 boy name
1964 6,804 49 6,755 #54 boy name
1965 5,683 28 5,655 #57 boy name
1966 4,720 37 4,683 #64 boy name
1967 4,056 42 4,014 #75 boy name
1968 4,066 27 4,039 #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 1,965 23 1,942
1974 2,072 38 2,034
1975 1,947 31 1,916
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 2,259 25 2,234
1981 2,243 25 2,218
1982 2,145 27 2,118
1983 2,113 31 2,082
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 865 7 858
2002 810 9 801
2003 799 0 799
2004 801 18 783
2005 768 0 768
2006 766 7 759
2007 830 9 821
2008 855 7 848
2009 708 10 698
2010 602 7 595
2011 593 6 587
2012 592 0 592
2013 548 0 548
2014 540 0 540
2015 482 8 474
2016 452 8 444

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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

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  • 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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Fun Facts about the name Ricky

  • How Popular is the name Ricky? Ricky is the 336th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ricky was the 99,845th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ricky have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 221,962 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 13,370 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ricky!
  • Random Ricky Factoid: According to the 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ricky ranks 79th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 10 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1956.
  • 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 Ycikr. 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.

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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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