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Origin & Meaning

The name Richie is of English origin.

The meaning of Richie is "powerful ruler".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1924 in baby name popularity for boys with 75 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Richie Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Richie has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Richie to other names.


The name Richard is derived from the Germanic elements ric meaning "power, rule" and hard meaning "strong, brave, hardy".

The name was introduced to Britain by the Normans.

Richard was the name of three of England's kings including Richard I the Lionheart, who lead the Third Crusade in the 12th century.

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Richie is a diminutive (nickname) of Richard.

Variants of the name Richie include Ritchie.

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Name Fun

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Just for fun, see the name Richie in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.