Ricky

Ricky - A very unique male name



  Aug 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ricky, meaning dominant or peaceful ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1936 on position #1627. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ricky and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ricky? 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 Ricky. The baby boy name Ricky was given to 553 baby boys in 2012, ranking #459 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,968 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ricky peaked in popularity 59 years ago in 1958 on position 34.



Famous with this name

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Whittle
Ricky Jay


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Ricky is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ricky is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #344 - and is the least popular in Pennsylvania at position #1,139.

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 Ricky is where you live.


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Ricky origin and meaning

Ricky is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means dominant or peaceful ruler. To see famous people named Ricky, pop culture references for the name Ricky and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ricky

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

Rick / Ross / Rickey / Rex / Rocky / Rocco / Royce / Roscoe / Rickie / Reece /

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
2012459
2011459
2010445
2009416
2008364
2007375
2006394
2005373
2004358
2003350
2002337
2001325
2000295
1999271
1998291
1997262
1996249
1995238
1994203
1993209
1992190
1991193
1990176
1989160
1988148
1987148
1986143
1985145
1984138
1983128
1982129
1981123
1980122
1979123
1978130
1977136
1976132
1975134
1974129
1973133
1972127
1971121
1970105
196990
196870
196775
196664
196558
196454
196347
196250
196144
196038
195934
195834
195740
195643
195546
195447
195351
195281
1951102
1950128
1949148
1948155
1947172
1946219
1945250
1944303
1943476
1942658
1941955
19401089
19381412
19361627

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California344
Arizona354
Indiana356
North Carolina374
Georgia377
Florida392
Utah404
Texas413
Oklahoma416
Arkansas428
Massachusetts436
Kansas466
Michigan485
South Carolina486
Minnesota487
Ohio491
New York502
Missouri510
Tennessee516
Colorado529
Illinois532
Alabama538
Mississippi547
Kentucky549
Washington569
Louisiana654
Virginia739
Wisconsin745
New Jersey758
Maryland791
Pennsylvania1139

Even more about Ricky


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 Ricky 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 Ricky?

2 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
1958
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ricky
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,968
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1936
2012 births +553

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