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Rick is not as popular as the longer form, Richard. This baby name option is not only associated with Richard either, as it was once a nickname for any names ending in “-rick,” such as Frederick. Rick is no longer a top 1,000 baby name in America, but it was once a top 100 option.

Meaning of the name Rick:

English: brave ruler

Origin of the name Rick:

Most often, Rick was originally intended as a nickname for Richard. Richard is a Germanic baby name that comes from the root words “ric” and “hard.” The British adopted Richard, and therefore Rick, after the Norman Invasion.

Symbolism of the name Rick:

Rick means “brave ruler” because it has the same origins as Richard. The Germanic word “ric” means “ruler” or “mighty.” “Hard,” on the other hand, means “brave” and “hardy.”

Style of the name Rick:

Traditional

Gender of the name Rick:

Rick was originally a nickname for longer names like Richard for boys.

Pronunciation of the name Rick:

RIK

Number of syllables in the name Rick:

One

Emotion evoked from the name Rick:

Rick is an informal and simple baby name. It is wholesome and kind.

Alternative spellings for the name Rick:

  • Rik
  • Ric
  • Ryk
  • Ryck
  • Ricc

Nicknames for the name Rick:

Popularity of the name Rick:

Rick was rank 857 in 1940, lasting until 2000 at number 928. Rick was a top 200 name from 1947 to 1969, ranking on the top 100 list from 1957 to 1959. Rick did the best in 1958 at number 76.

Related names for the name Rick:

Great middle names for Rick and their meanings:

  • Darryl (darling)
  • Oliver (ancestor's descendents)
  • Jonathan (God has given)
  • Garrison (protection, stronghold)
  • Sebastian (venerable, revered)
  • Travis (to cross, traverser)
  • Neville (from the new village)
  • Karl (man, freeman)

Famous people with the name Rick:

  • Rick James (R&B singer)
  • Rick Ross (rapper)
  • Rick Reinert (animator)
  • Rick Hoffman (actor, “Suits”)
  • Rick Leach (tennis player)
  • Rick Springfield (singer)
  • Rick Lagina (reality TV star, “The Curse of Oak Island”)

Ricks in popular culture:

  • Rick Grimes (character from “The Walking Dead”)
  • Rick Blaine (character from “Casablanca”)
  • Rick (character from “Portal” video game)
  • Rick Sanchez (character from “Rick and Morty”)