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Rico

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
26k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Rico mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rico

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
Wiktionary
  1. A masculine nickname for Ricardo.

Notable Persons Named Rico

Rico was born on April 10th, 1989 in Bergen op Zoom.

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Rico Rodriguez is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2006. Rico was born on July 31st, 1998 in Bryan, Texas, US.

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Rico Costantino is a wrestler. Rico was born on October 1st, 1961 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.

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Rico Yan was an actor, model, host, businessman, spokesperson, model (people), presenter, and businessperson. He was most active from 1995 to 2002. Rico was given the name Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan on March 14th, 1975 in Pasig. Rico is also known as Corics, Ric, and Mr. Dimple. He died on March 29th, 2002.

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Rico Gathers is a basketball player for the Baylor Bears and Baylor Bears basketball in the Big 12 Conference. Rico was born on January 7th, 1994 in New Orleans.

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Rico Love is a hip hop music and contemporary r&b singer, record producer, rapper, and rapping. He was most prominent from 2003 to present. Rico was given the name Richard Preston Butler, Jr. on December 3rd, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rico

Sergio Rico is a soccer player for the Sevilla FC and Sevilla Atlético. Sergio was born on September 1st, 1993 in Seville, Spain. Sergio is also known as Rico González and Sergio.

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John Rico is a soldier.

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Mikel Rico is a soccer player for the Athletic Bilbao, CD Basconia, UB Conquense, Polideportivo Ejido, SD Huesca, and Granada CF. Mikel was born on November 4th, 1984 in Basauri, Spain.

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H. Paul Rico was a fbi agent. He was most prominent from 1951 to 2003. H. was given the name Harold Paul Rico on April 29th, 1925 in Boston. He passed away on January 14th, 2004.

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Luisa Capetillo was a writer. Luisa was given the name Arecibo, Puerto Rico on October 28th, 1879. She passed away on October 10th, 1922.

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Fran Rico is a soccer player for the Granada CF, Portonovo SD, Pontevedra CF, and Real Madrid Castilla. Fran was born on August 3rd, 1987 in Portonovo, Spain. Fran is also known as Rico and Francisco.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 11 0 11
1917 8 0 8
1918 7 0 7
1920 9 0 9
1921 6 0 6
1922 5 0 5
1923 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1926 8 0 8
1928 9 0 9
1929 6 0 6
1932 7 0 7
1934 6 0 6
1935 7 0 7
1937 9 0 9
1940 5 0 5
1942 7 0 7
1943 7 0 7
1944 5 0 5
1947 6 0 6
1948 6 0 6
1949 14 0 14
1950 8 0 8
1951 13 0 13
1952 13 0 13
1953 10 0 10
1954 13 0 13
1955 17 0 17
1956 28 0 28
1957 23 0 23
1958 16 0 16
1959 36 0 36
1960 31 0 31
1961 59 0 59
1962 27 0 27
1963 38 0 38
1964 41 0 41
1965 43 0 43
1966 40 0 40
1967 47 0 47
1968 64 0 64
1969 71 0 71
1970 151 9 142
1971 190 0 190
1972 160 8 152
1973 175 0 175
1974 192 0 192
1975 232 10 222
1976 328 9 319
1977 232 0 232
1978 224 0 224
1979 200 0 200
1980 216 0 216
1981 152 0 152
1982 176 0 176
1983 157 0 157
1984 144 0 144
1985 146 0 146
1986 193 9 184
1987 175 0 175
1988 213 0 213
1989 280 0 280
1990 294 0 294
1991 319 0 319
1992 235 0 235
1993 233 0 233
1994 177 0 177
1995 157 0 157
1996 137 0 137
1997 143 0 143
1998 146 0 146
1999 130 0 130
2000 126 0 126
2001 103 0 103
2002 121 0 121
2003 114 0 114
2004 150 0 150
2005 116 0 116
2006 144 0 144
2007 148 0 148
2008 149 0 149
2009 126 0 126
2010 132 0 132
2011 141 0 141
2012 107 0 107
2013 126 0 126
2014 150 0 150
2015 121 0 121
2016 119 0 119

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Popularity of Rico as a first name

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Popularity of Rico as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rico U.S.
  White 8.25% 64.26%
  African American 0.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rico

People with the last name Rico are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Rico

  • How Popular is the name Rico? Rico is the 2,651st most popular name of all time. As a last name Rico was the 1,359th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rico have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,896 babies born with the first name Rico in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rico 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 Rico? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Rico first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rico is Tuesday, May 19th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Rico born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rico was in 1976 with a total of 319 babies.
  • Random Rico Factoid: According to the 1982 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rico is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1982.
  • Weird things about the name Rico: Your name in reverse order is Ocir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Icor. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rico? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,954 people with the last name Rico.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rico? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Rico 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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