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

Rico

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221k Ricky (American)
81k Rick (English)
4k Rich (English)

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 37 0 37
1960 31 0 31
1961 58 0 58
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 147 0 147
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 120 0 120

Fun Facts about the name Rico

  • How many people with the first name Rico have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,775 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 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rico is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 17 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1978.
  • 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 Rico. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Spanish

Origin and Meaning of Rico

The name "Rico" is 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
  1. A masculine nickname for Ricardo.

Rico Petrocelli

Rico Petrocelli is a MLB player. Rico was born in 1943 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Rico Tan

Rico was born in 1978.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Rico

Rico Act
Rico Suave
Rico Richie Poppin
Rico Drake
Rico Love
Rico Rodriguez
Rico Story
Rico Abreu

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rico

Beatriz Rico

Beatriz was born in 1970.

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What does the name Rico mean?

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Cis for confident, no doubts here!

Ois for original, one of a kind!

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