Rickey name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Rickey

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Rickey means "Powerful ruler or strong ruler" and is of English origin.
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  1. A mixed drink made of sweetened lime juice and soda water usually with liquor
  1. A variant of Ricky, diminutive of the male given name Richard.
  2. A cocktail made with lime (citrus fruit) and carbonated water.

Notable Persons Named Rickey

Notable Persons Named Rickey

Rickey Henderson

Rickey Henderson is a baseball player. Rickey was born on December 25th, 1958 in Chicago.

Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson is a film and television actor. His ongoing career started in 1971. Richard was given the name Rickey Lee Lawson on March 7th, 1947 in Loma Linda, California. Richard is also known as Rick Lawson.

Rickey Medlocke

Rickey Medlocke is a southern rock and hard rock musician. He plays Guitar, Drum kit, Mandolin, Dobro, Keyboard instrument, Gibson Explorer, Gibson Les Paul, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1970 to present. Rickey was born on February 17th, 1950.

Rickey Smiley

Rickey was born on August 10th, 1968 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Rickey Jackson

Rickey Jackson is an american football player for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. His career lasted from 1981 to 1995. Rickey was born on March 20th, 1958 in Pahokee, Florida.

Rickey D'Shon Collins

Rickey D'Shon Collins is an actor. He was most active from 1991 to present. Rickey was born Rickey D'Shon Collins on January 17th, 1983 in San Diego, California, United States.

  • Rickey Green
    Basketball Player
  • Rickey Young
    Football Player
  • Rickey Foggie
    Football Player
  • Rick Shiomi
  • Rickey L. "Rick" Nowlin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rickey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rickey

Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey was a baseball. Branch was born on December 20th, 1881 in Portsmouth, Ohio. He passed away on December 9th, 1965.

Lara Parker

Lara Parker is an actress and author. She was most prominent from 1967 to 1991. Lara was given the name Mary Lamar Rickey on October 27th, 1937 in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.

George Rickey

George Rickey was an artist in the field of sculpture. George was born on June 6th, 1907 in South Bend, Indiana. He left this life on July 17th, 2002.

Beth Rickey

Beth Rickey was a professor, activism, and political activist. Beth was given the name Elizabeth Ann Rickey on June 11th, 1956 in Lafayette, Louisiana. She passed away on September 12th, 2009.

Carrie Rickey

Carrie was born on November 26th, 1952.

Roy Rickey

Roy Rickey was an athlete. His most notable accomplishments were from 1915 to 1928. Roy was born on November 15th, 1893 in Ottawa. He passed away on September 6th, 1959.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rickey U.S.
  White 91.40% 64.26%
  African American 2.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.87% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.83% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.78% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rickey

People with the last name Rickey are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rickey

  • How Popular is the name Rickey? Rickey is the 899th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rickey was the 12,323rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rickey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 62,062 babies born with the first name Rickey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rickey to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rickey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1924 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Rickey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rickey is Saturday, September 10th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Rickey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rickey was in 1958 with a total of 3,786 babies. That's a lot of babies named Rickey!
  • Random Rickey Factoid: According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rickey ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 109 babies in Kentucky have the same name in 1955.
  • Weird things about the name Rickey: The name spelled backwards is Yekcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Riyekc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rickey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,523 people with the last name Rickey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rickey? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Rickey as their last name since less than 1 person in 116k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Rickey name meaning

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