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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Riker

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  • A submission from Pennsylvania, United States says the name Riker means "Rich" and is of German origin.
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Riker means "Rich in sprit" and is of Unknown origin.

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Riker

Riker Lynch is an actor, singer-songwriter, bassist, and dancer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Riker was given the name Riker Anthony Lynch on November 8th, 1991 in Littleton, Colorado.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Riker


Robin Riker is an actress and author. She has been prominent since 1976. Robin was born on October 2nd, 1952 in New York, New York, U.S.


William H. Riker was a political scientist and political science. William was born on September 22nd, 1920 in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. He died on June 26th, 1993.


Richard was born on September 9th, 1773. He breathed his last breath on September 26th, 1842.


John was born on August 15th, 1822 in Manhattan. He breathed his last breath on May 31st, 1862.


Tom Riker is a basketball player for the Allentown Jets and New York Knicks. His career lasted from 1972 to 1975. Tom was born on February 28th, 1950 in Rockville Centre, New York.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1991 6 0 6
1992 5 0 5
1993 14 0 14
1994 11 0 11
1995 13 0 13
1996 6 0 6
1997 9 0 9
1999 8 0 8
2000 9 0 9
2001 6 0 6
2003 11 0 11
2004 13 0 13
2005 14 0 14
2006 11 0 11
2007 17 0 17
2008 16 0 16
2009 19 0 19
2010 24 0 24
2011 29 0 29
2012 37 0 37
2013 49 0 49
2014 76 0 76
2015 94 0 94
2016 95 0 95
2017 80 0 80

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Popularity of Riker as a first name

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Popularity of Riker as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Riker U.S.
  White 94.99% 64.26%
  African American 0.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Riker

People with the last name Riker are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Riker

  • How Popular is the name Riker? Riker is the 13,556th most popular name of all time. As a last name Riker was the 9,271st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Riker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 672 babies born with the first name Riker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Riker to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Riker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Riker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Riker is Tuesday, October 9th, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Riker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Riker was in 2016 with a total of 95 babies.
  • Random Riker Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Riker is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Riker: Your name in reverse order is Rekir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kerri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Riker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,512 people with the last name Riker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Riker? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Riker as their last name.

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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