Ricardo

Ricardo - A very unique male name



  Aug 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ricardo, meaning dominant ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #487. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ricardo and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ricardo? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ricardo. The baby boy name Ricardo was given to 1,541 baby boys in 2012, ranking #226 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,065 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ricardo peaked in popularity 25 years ago in 1992 on position 116.



Famous with this name

Ricardo Montalban
Ricardo Gil
Ricardo Cortez


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Ricardo is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ricardo is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #106 - and is the least popular in Indiana at position #665.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ricardo is where you live.


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Ricardo origin and meaning

Ricardo is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means dominant ruler. To see famous people named Ricardo, pop culture references for the name Ricardo and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ricardo

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ricardo, sorted by popularity.

Richard / Rashard / Richardo / Riccardo / Richardson / Reshard / Ricard / Recardo / Ricahrd / Rickard /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012226
2011214
2010195
2009169
2008149
2007146
2006154
2005156
2004144
2003149
2002143
2001137
2000134
1999126
1998126
1997130
1996128
1995126
1994119
1993120
1992116
1991117
1990121
1989120
1988121
1987133
1986126
1985131
1984123
1983122
1982121
1981118
1980117
1979130
1978141
1977146
1976141
1975144
1974140
1973151
1972154
1971166
1970172
1969180
1968187
1967190
1966199
1965197
1964210
1963215
1962219
1961227
1960217
1959209
1958209
1957221
1956222
1955217
1954212
1953210
1952230
1951262
1950272
1949306
1948315
1947347
1946347
1945350
1944360
1943410
1942423
1941385
1940390
1939405
1938392
1937374
1936421
1935446
1934383
1933405
1932431
1931412
1930386
1929394
1928437
1927473
1926592
1925484
1924554
1923630
1922604
1921747
1920610
1919724
1918766
1917796
1916824
1915797
1914824
1913913
1912551
1911487

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas106
Nevada114
California132
Arizona136
New Mexico149
Florida187
Illinois196
New Jersey280
Massachusetts285
Washington285
Colorado290
Michigan301
Connecticut322
Oregon324
New York336
Utah339
Tennessee347
North Carolina351
Maryland365
Georgia376
Ohio416
Oklahoma417
Kansas421
Arkansas429
Wisconsin452
Mississippi463
Missouri483
South Carolina487
Iowa493
Alabama497
Pennsylvania565
Virginia576
Louisiana578
Kentucky630
Indiana665

Even more about Ricardo


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ricardo a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ricardo?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1992
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ricardo
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,065
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +1,541

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