Rick name meaning

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

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Origin and Meaning of Rick

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from South Dakota, U.S., the name Rick is of English origin and means "King Nobody Number One".
  2. A user from California, U.S. says the name Rick is of French origin and means "Ruler, powerful. Derived from Richard (from king richard) also known as lion-heart".
  3. A submission from Australia says the name Rick means "powerful" and is of Italian origin.
  4. According to a user from Wyoming, U.S., the name Rick is of Mexican origin and means "Great one".
  5. A submission from Illinois, U.S. says the name Rick means "Greatest" and is of Geez origin.
  6. A user from Australia says the name Rick is of American origin and means "A good guy".
  7. According to a user from Canada, the name Rick is of African origin and means "Thatching material".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rick
A stack or pile, as of grain, straw, or hay, in the open air, usually protected from wet with thatching.

Etymology: OE. reek rek, AS. hreác a heap; akin to hryce rick, Icel. hraukr

verb Rick
To heap up in ricks, as hay, etc.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A stack of hay
  2. A painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
  3. Twist suddenly so as to sprain
  4. Pile in ricks ("rick hay")

From the male given name Richard.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Richard, or sometimes of related names, such as Ricardo.
  2. A surname​.

Rick was also found in the following language(s): Pennsylvania German

Notable Persons Named Rick

Notable Persons Named Rick

Rick Rude

Rick Rude was a wrestler. Rick was born on December 7th, 1958 in St. Peter, Minnesota, United States. He breathed his last breath on April 20th, 1999.

Rick Astley

Rick Astley is a pop music, dance-pop, and blue-eyed soul musician. His career lasted from 1985 to 1993. Rick was given the name Richard Paul Astley on February 6th, 1966 in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England.

Rick Rubin

Rick Rubin is a rock music, hip hop music, rap rock, rap metal, heavy metal music, and country music record producer. He plays Electric guitar, Piano, and Sampler (musical instrument). His most notable accomplishments were from 1982 to present. Rick was given the name Frederick Jay Rubin on March 10th, 1963 in Long Beach, New York. Rick is also known as DJ Double R.

Rick Flag

Rick Flag is a comics character.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross is a hip hop music songwriter, entrepreneur, and rapping. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to 2001. Rick was given the name William Leonard Roberts II on January 28th, 1976 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S. Rick is also known as Rozay and Renzel.

Rick James

Rick James was a musician. He plays Clavinet, Music Man StingRay, Rickenbacker 4001, and Gibson Les Paul. He holds the title Super Freak". His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1993. Rick was given the name James Ambrose Johnson, Jr. on February 1st, 1948 in Buffalo, New York, U.S. Rick is also known as Big Jimmy, Jimmy "The Whale", Ricky James Matthews, and Slick Rick. He breathed his last breath on August 6th, 2004.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rick

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rick

Slick Rick

Slick Rick is a hip hop music rapping and record producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1983. Slick was given the name Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters on January 14th, 1965 in Mitcham, London.

Riky Rick

Riky Rick is a hip hop music musician. Riky was given the name Rikhado Makhado on July 20th, 1987 in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Riky is also known as Boss Zonke.

Ricky Rick

Ricky Rick is a cumbia singing, songwriter, rapping, and performing arts. He plays Beatboxing, Percussion instrument, Timbales, Drum kit, Guitar, and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Ricky was given the name Ricardo Ruiz Pérez on June 3rd, 1983 in Monterrey. Ricky is also known as Ricky Rick and Panama Mexican.

Dave Rick

Dave Rick is an experimental rock, noise rock, and underground music musician. He plays Guitar, Bass (instrument), and Vocals.

Charles M. Rick

Charles was born on April 30th, 1915. He passed away on May 5th, 2002.


Rick is a soccer player for the Guarany Sporting Club, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras, Tokyo Verdy, Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras B, Esporte Clube São Bento, Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube, Marília Atlético Clube, Associação Desportiva Recreativa e Cultural Icasa, Cuiabá Esporte Clube, and Soc. Rick was born on April 23rd, 1987 in São Paulo.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rick U.S.
  White 92.09% 64.26%
  African American 2.59% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.52% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rick

People with the last name Rick are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rick

  • How Popular is the name Rick? Rick is the 753rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rick was the 7,258th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rick have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 81,728 babies born with the first name Rick in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rick to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rick? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Rick first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rick is Sunday, December 21st, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Rick born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rick was in 1958 with a total of 5,458 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rick!
  • Random Rick Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rick ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 106 babies in Minnesota have the same name in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Rick: The name spelled backwards is Kcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Kric. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rick? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,591 people with the last name Rick.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rick? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Rick as their last name.
  • Rick name meaning

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