First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Riku

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Riku?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Riku mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Riku

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Riku is of Japanese origin and means "Land".
Other origins: English

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Riku to us below

Notable Persons Named Riku

Riku Riski is a soccer player for the Rosenborg BK, Turun Palloseura, Widzew Łódź, Örebro SK, Hønefoss BK, IFK Göteborg, Dundee United F.C., Finland national under-21 football team, and Finland national football team. Riku was born on August 16th, 1989 in Masku.


Riku Kiri is a powerlifting, strongman (strength athlete), and strongman. Riku was born Riku Kiri on April 5th, 1963 in Kotka, Finland.



Riku Rantala is an actor, producer, journalist, and presenter. Riku was born Riku Rantala on July 20th, 1974.


Riku Helenius is a soccer player. His ongoing career started in 2008. Riku was born on March 1st, 1988 in Pälkäne.


Riku was born on May 5th, 1986 in Kajaani.


Fun Facts about the name Riku

  • How Popular is the name Riku? Riku is the 20,639th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Riku have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 333 babies born with the first name Riku in the United States. That's more than enough people named Riku to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Riku? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Riku first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Riku is Wednesday, June 15th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Riku born? The highest recorded use of the first name Riku was in 2009 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Riku Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Riku is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Riku: Your name in reverse order is Ukir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rkiu. How do you pronounce that?

What Rikus Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Riku

Name poster for Riku(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.