Ricky name meaning

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

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Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Ricky

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Ricky means "Strong and powerful man of God".
  2. According to 2 people from the United States and Canada, the name Ricky is of German origin and means "Strong and Powerful".
  3. A submission from Australia says the name Ricky means "Germanic/Tuton A word from the Tutonic language meaning 'power'" and is of German origin.
  4. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Ricky is of English origin and means "God".
  5. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Ricky means "Good soldier" and is of Spanish origin.
  6. A user from Indonesia says the name Ricky means "King".
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Rick +‎ -y

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Richard

Ricky was also found in the following language(s): Cebuano

Notable Persons Named Ricky

Notable Persons Named Ricky

Ricky Whittle

Ricky Whittle is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2002. Ricky was given the name Richard Whittle on December 31st, 1981 in Oldham.

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais is a black comedy, cringe comedy, observational comedy, satire, insult comedy, and musical theatre comedian. Ricky was given the name Ricky Dene Gervais on June 25th, 1961 in Whitley, Berkshire, England.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin is a singer, actor, and author. He holds the title Menudo "Rayo de Luna" and Ricky Martin "Livin' la Vida Loca". He has been prominent since 1985. Ricky was given the name Enrique Martín Morales on December 24th, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ricky Van Veen

Ricky Van Veen is a co-founder of collegehumor, collegehumor, and co-founder ofcollegehumor. He was most active from 2006 to present. Ricky was given the name Richard Van Veen in 1981 in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland.

Ricky Williams

Ricky Williams is a football player. His career lasted from 1999 to 2011. Ricky was born on May 21st, 1977 in San Diego.

Ricky Steamboat

Ricky Steamboat is a wrestler. Ricky was born on February 28th, 1953 in West Point, New York.

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    Basketball Player
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    Soccer Player
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  • Ricky Tomlinson
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  • Ricky Jay
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  • Ricky Banderas

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ricky

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ricky

Kingen Ricky

Kingen was born on March 12th, 1946. Kingen is also known as Hans Lingenfelder.


Ricky is a soccer player for the Sharks F.C., ACB Lagos, America Football Club (RJ), Esporte Clube Vitória, Stade Lavallois, FC Metz, S.L. Benfica, C.F. Estrela da Amadora, Boavista F.C., C.F. Os Belenenses, Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), Al-Hilal FC, and Nigeria national football team. Ricky was born on July 16th, 1961 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Olombelona Ricky

Olombelona Ricky is a musician. Olombelona was given the name Ricky Randimbiarison in Madagascar.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ricky U.S.
  White 70.17% 64.26%
  African American 11.60% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 12.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ricky

People with the last name Ricky are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ricky

  • What name lists does Ricky rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ricky? Ricky is the 344th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ricky was the 99,845th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ricky have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 223,169 babies born with the first name Ricky in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ricky to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ricky? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1925 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ricky first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ricky is Wednesday, December 5th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Ricky born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ricky was in 1958 with a total of 13,375 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ricky!
  • Random Ricky Factoid: According to the 1973 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ricky ranks 81st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 53 babies in Mississippi have the same name in 1973.
  • Weird things about the name Ricky: The name spelled backwards is Ykcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iryck. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ricky? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 181 people with the last name Ricky.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ricky? Ricky is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  • Ricky name meaning

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