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Ricky Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Ricky?

Ranking 690th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2017, the name Ricky is less frequently given.

Currently in the top 1000, this name has not always been in the top 1000.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #34 for the first time in 1958 and as recently as 1959.

The name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1958 with 13,373 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Ricky was less than 5, most recently in 1924.

Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Ricky occurred roughly during the years 1932-1936, and 1937-1958, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1959-1973, and 1988-1997.

Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point.

How popular will Ricky be?

Ricky's popularity has steadily decreased for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Ricky for their newborn has dropped.

The name Ricky still has a solid footing but will probably continue to drift downward in popularity.

Relative to what it once was, Ricky is very rarely used as a given name.

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   Ricky (Girl)Ricky (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2017 12 9,171 357 690
2016 8 12,597 447 602
2015 8 12,743 474 584
2014 < 5 -- 540 517
2013 < 5 -- 548 498
2012 < 5 -- 592 459
2011 6 16,346 588 455
2010 7 14,640 595 449
2009 10 11,302 699 416
2008 7 15,054 850 365
2007 9 12,437 821 373
2006 7 14,786 759 396
2005 < 5 -- 768 376
2004 18 6,697 783 358
2003 < 5 -- 799 349
2002 9 10,898 801 341
2001 7 13,170 858 326
2000 11 9,022 1,024 294
1999 11 8,667 1,098 271
1998 12 7,915 970 292
1997 5 15,568 1,076 264
1996 16 5,992 1,197 248
1995 16 5,886 1,227 237
1994 18 5,402 1,413 205
1993 10 8,544 1,441 208
1992 12 7,406 1,620 191
1991 14 6,502 1,617 193
1990 14 6,382 1,759 176
1989 20 4,633 1,895 159
1988 22 4,132 1,882 148
1987 21 4,093 1,853 148
1986 18 4,499 1,957 144
1985 27 3,307 1,933 145
1984 24 3,497 1,980 138
1983 31 2,836 2,082 128
1982 27 3,234 2,118 129
1981 25 3,407 2,218 122
1980 25 3,388 2,237 122
1979 20 3,873 2,226 124
1978 19 3,884 2,017 130
1977 14 4,857 1,958 136
1976 25 2,986 1,994 132
1975 31 2,554 1,916 135
1974 38 2,161 2,033 129
1973 23 2,990 1,943 133
1972 22 3,034 2,237 127
1971 16 3,903 2,657 121
1970 30 2,500 3,089 105
1969 30 2,387 3,416 90
1968 27 2,411 4,036 70
1967 42 1,810 4,018 75
1966 37 1,903 4,682 64
1965 28 2,286 5,656 57
1964 49 1,658 6,755 54
1963 60 1,445 8,113 47
1962 58 1,471 8,692 50
1961 59 1,461 10,017 44
1960 66 1,361 10,994 38
1959 82 1,181 13,206 34
1958 48 1,555 13,373 34
1957 53 1,467 10,569 40
1956 50 1,514 8,772 43
1955 34 1,831 8,326 46
1954 59 1,300 8,159 46
1953 51 1,371 6,882 51
1952 35 1,669 4,660 81
1951 30 1,797 3,073 102
1950 32 1,673 2,107 128
1949 32 1,686 1,791 148
1948 30 1,731 1,601 155
1947 45 1,392 1,300 173
1946 24 1,909 762 220
1945 21 1,865 523 252
1944 12 2,743 393 303
1943 6 4,593 182 465
1942 7 4,043 110 602
1941 5 4,947 87 658
1940 < 5 -- 48 926
1939 < 5 -- 29 1,231
1938 5 4,865 30 1,217
1937 < 5 -- 19 1,622
1936 5 4,744 28 1,267
1935 < 5 -- 19 1,640
1934 < 5 -- 20 1,598
1933 7 3,687 11 2,338
1932 < 5 -- 8 3,048
1931 6 4,250 10 2,611
1930 < 5 -- 11 2,574
1929 < 5 -- 8 3,197
1928 5 5,297 10 2,809
1927 5 5,476 6 4,118
1926 < 5 -- 11 2,699
1925 < 5 -- 6 4,109
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.