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

Origin and Meaning of Riker

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Riker means "Rich" and is of German origin.
  2. According to a user from Texas, U.S., the name Riker means "Rich in sprit".
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International Interest
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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Riker

Notable Persons Named Riker

Riker Lynch

Riker Lynch is an actor, singer-songwriter, bassist, and dancer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Riker was given the name Riker Anthony Lynch on November 8th, 1991 in Littleton, Colorado.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Riker

Notable Persons With the Last Name Riker

David Riker

Robin Riker

Robin Riker is an actress and author. She has been prominent since 1976. Robin was born on October 2nd, 1952 in New York, New York, U.S.

William H. Riker

William H. Riker was a political scientist and political science. William was born on September 22nd, 1920 in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. He died on June 26th, 1993.

Richard Riker

Richard was born on September 9th, 1773. He breathed his last breath on September 26th, 1842.

John Lafayette Riker

John was born on August 15th, 1822 in Manhattan. He breathed his last breath on May 31st, 1862.

Tom Riker

Tom Riker is a basketball player for the Allentown Jets and New York Knicks. His career lasted from 1972 to 1975. Tom was born on February 28th, 1950 in Rockville Centre, New York.

  • Andrew L Riker
  • Billy Riker

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Riker U.S.
  White 94.99% 64.26%
  African American 0.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Riker

People with the last name Riker are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Riker

  • How Popular is the name Riker? Riker is the 12,279th most popular name of all time. As a last name Riker was the 9,271st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Riker have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 825 babies born with the first name Riker in the United States. That's more than enough people named Riker to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Riker? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Riker first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Riker is Tuesday, October 9th, 1900.
  • What year had the most people named Riker born? The highest recorded use of the first name Riker was in 2016 with a total of 95 babies.
  • Random Riker Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Riker is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 10 babies in Florida have the same name in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Riker: The name spelled backwards is Rekir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ikerr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Riker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,512 people with the last name Riker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Riker? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Riker as their last name.
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