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Ricky Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Ricky is of English origin.

The meaning of Ricky is "powerful ruler".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 519 in baby name popularity for boys with 534 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Ricky Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ricky has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ricky 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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Related Names

Ricky is a diminutive (nickname) of Richard.

Variants of the name Ricky include Rickey.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ricky Nelson, Ricky Martin.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ricky in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ricky.

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

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ricky in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

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.