Ricardo name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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What does the name Ricardo mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Ricardo

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from the United States and Panama, the name Ricardo is of German origin and means "Strong king".
  2. According to a user from Philippines, the name Ricardo is of Spanish origin and means "Powerful ruler".
  3. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Ricardo means "Brave ruler" and is of Mexican origin.
  4. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Ricardo means "Powerful/Great Leader".
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  1. English economist who argued that the laws of supply and demand should operate in a free market (1772-1823)

From Spanish or Italian.

  1. A male given name

Ricardo was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Tagalog

Notable Persons Named Ricardo

Notable Persons Named Ricardo

Ricardo Quaresma

Ricardo Quaresma is a soccer player for the Beşiktaş J.K., Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Barcelona, FC Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea F.C., Al-Ahli Dubai F.C., Portugal national under-17 football team, Portugal national under-19 football team, and Portugal national under-21 football team. Ricardo was born on September 26th, 1983 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Pablo Neruda

Pablo was given the name Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto on July 12th, 1904. He left this life on September 23rd, 1973.

Ricardo Montalbán

Ricardo Montalbán was an actor. He was most active from 1941 to 2009. Ricardo was given the name Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino on November 25th, 1920 in Mexico City, Mexico. He passed away on January 14th, 2009.

Ricardo Carvalho

Ricardo Carvalho is a soccer player for the AS Monaco FC, Amarante FC, FC Porto, Leça F.C., Vitória F.C., F.C. Alverca, Chelsea F.C., Real Madrid C.F., Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Ricardo was born on May 18th, 1978 in Amarante, Portugal.

Ricky Bell

Ricky Bell is a new jack swing musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1978. Ricky was given the name Ricardo Bell on September 18th, 1967. Ricky is also known as Slick.

Ricardo López

Ricardo López was an exterminator. Ricardo was born on January 14th, 1975 in Uruguay. Ricardo is also known as Björk stalker. He breathed his last breath on September 12th, 1996.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ricardo

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ricardo

David Ricardo

David Ricardo was an economist. David was born on April 18th, 1772 in London, England. He breathed his last breath on September 11th, 1823.

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo is a housewife, mother, club officer, committee officer, chicken farmer, girl friday, poultry farming, and friday (fictional character). Lucy is also known as Lucy: and Lucille McGillicuddy.


Ricardo is a soccer player for the C.D. Montijo, Boavista F.C., Sporting Clube de Portugal, Real Betis, Leicester City F.C., Vitória F.C., S.C. Olhanense, Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Ricardo was born on February 11th, 1976 in Montijo, Portugal.

Harry Ricardo

Harry Ricardo was an engineer. Harry was given the name Harry Ralph Ricardo on January 26th, 1885 in London. He left this life on May 18th, 1974.

João Ricardo

João Ricardo is a soccer player for the Académico de Viseu FC, S.C. Salgueiros, Moreirense F.C., Atlético Petróleos de Luanda, Semarang United FC, and Angola national football team. João was born on January 7th, 1970 in Luanda.

Nino Ricardo

Nino was born on July 11th, 1904. He died on April 14th, 1972.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ricardo U.S.
  White 24.80% 64.26%
  African American 4.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.15% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 66.07% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ricardo

People with the last name Ricardo are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ricardo

  • What name lists does Ricardo rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ricardo? Ricardo is the 508th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ricardo was the 9,433rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ricardo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 141,724 babies born with the first name Ricardo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ricardo to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ricardo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ricardo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ricardo is Tuesday, February 7th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Ricardo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ricardo was in 1998 with a total of 3,044 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ricardo!
  • Random Ricardo Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ricardo ranks 66th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 149 babies in Arizona have the same name in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Ricardo: The name spelled backwards is Odracir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Drroiac. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ricardo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,448 people with the last name Ricardo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ricardo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Ricardo as their last name.
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