Rico 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 Rico mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Rico

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Rico means "Rich".
  2. A user from Malaysia says the name Rico is of French origin and means "King of King.... Mean red king".
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
  1. A masculine nickname for Ricardo.

Notable Persons Named Rico

Notable Persons Named Rico

Rico Verhoeven

Rico was born on April 10th, 1989 in Bergen op Zoom.

Rico Rodriguez

Rico Rodriguez is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2006. Rico was born on July 31st, 1998 in Bryan, Texas, US.

Rico Costantino

Rico Costantino is a wrestler. Rico was born on October 1st, 1961 in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.

Rico Yan

Rico Yan was an actor, model, host, businessman, spokesperson, model (people), presenter, and businessperson. He was most active from 1995 to 2002. Rico was given the name Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan on March 14th, 1975 in Pasig. Rico is also known as Corics, Ric, and Mr. Dimple. He died on March 29th, 2002.

Rico Gathers

Rico Gathers is a basketball player for the Baylor Bears and Baylor Bears basketball in the Big 12 Conference. Rico was born on January 7th, 1994 in New Orleans.

Rico Love

Rico Love is a hip hop music and contemporary r&b singer, record producer, rapper, and rapping. He was most prominent from 2003 to present. Rico was given the name Richard Preston Butler, Jr. on December 3rd, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Rico

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rico

Sergio Rico

Sergio Rico is a soccer player for the Sevilla FC and Sevilla Atlético. Sergio was born on September 1st, 1993 in Seville, Spain. Sergio is also known as Rico González and Sergio.

John Rico

John Rico is a soldier.

Mikel Rico

Mikel Rico is a soccer player for the Athletic Bilbao, CD Basconia, UB Conquense, Polideportivo Ejido, SD Huesca, and Granada CF. Mikel was born on November 4th, 1984 in Basauri, Spain.

H. Paul Rico

H. Paul Rico was a fbi agent. He was most prominent from 1951 to 2003. H. was given the name Harold Paul Rico on April 29th, 1925 in Boston. He passed away on January 14th, 2004.

Luisa Capetillo

Luisa Capetillo was a writer. Luisa was given the name Arecibo, Puerto Rico on October 28th, 1879. She passed away on October 10th, 1922.

Fran Rico

Fran Rico is a soccer player for the Granada CF, Portonovo SD, Pontevedra CF, and Real Madrid Castilla. Fran was born on August 3rd, 1987 in Portonovo, Spain. Fran is also known as Rico and Francisco.

  • Martin Rico
  • Erik Rico
  • Eugenia Rico
  • Lido Rico
  • Art Rico

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rico U.S.
  White 8.25% 64.26%
  African American 0.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.77% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 88.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rico

People with the last name Rico are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Rico

  • What name lists does Rico rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rico? Rico is the 2,696th most popular name of all time. As a last name Rico was the 1,359th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rico have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,315 babies born with the first name Rico in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rico to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rico? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Rico first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rico is Tuesday, May 19th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Rico born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rico was in 1976 with a total of 319 babies.
  • Random Rico Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rico is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 30 babies in Georgia have the same name in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Rico: The name spelled backwards is Ocir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Cori. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rico? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,954 people with the last name Rico.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rico? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Rico as their last name.
  • Rico name meaning

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