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Rikki is a modern-looking name that parents use for their baby boy or their baby girl. Rikki has an upbeat style and sound with a youthful spin. Even with its Germanic roots that blossomed in Europe, the Rikki name spread throughout the world. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Rikki:

Old German: “dominant ruler”

Old Norse: “eternal ruler”

Origin of the name Rikki:

Although Rikki is a feminine variation of the name “Richard”, it’s also used as a unisex option for boys and girls alike. From its namesake of “Richard”, it first came to England in the 11th century thanks to French Normans. However, it has Germanic roots. It comes from the words “rīk” (ruler) and “harthu” (hard).

Symbolism of the name Rikki:

Rikki comes from the name “Richard”, and with its Germanic origins, it symbolizes strength, bravery, and power. This is seen in the fact that many kings, dukes, aristocrats, royals, and religious figures also sported the “Richard” name.

Style of the name Rikki:


Gender of the name Rikki:

Unisex as it’s given to both baby boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Rikki:


Number of syllables in the name Rikki:


Emotions evoked from the name Rikki:

The baby name Rikki evokes feelings of strength and confidence.

Alternative spellings for the name Rikki:

Nicknames for the name Rikki:

  • Ric
  • Kiki
  • Rik
  • RiRi

Popularity of the name Rikki:

Based on the Social Security Index, Rikki peaked in popularity as a baby name in 1994 where it ranked #614. Its rank has yet to climb that high again.

Related names for the name Rikki:

Great middle names for the name Rikki:

  • Stacy (resurrection)
  • Burnett (brown)
  • Lane (a small roadway/path)
  • Drew (strong, manly)
  • Kym (Cyneburga’s meadow)
  • Wolf (wolf)
  • Ripley (strip of clearing in the woods)
  • Darby (free from envy or from the deer estate)
  • Winter (word name for winter)

Famous people with the name Rikki:

  • Rikki (female Japanese folk singer)
  • Rikki (male Scottish pop singer)
  • Rikki Chamberlain (male British actor)
  • Rikki Beadle-Blair (male British actor/director/screenwriter/playwright)
  • Rosearik Rikki Simons (male American writer/voice actor)
  • Rikki Fulton (late Scottish male comedian/actor)
  • Rikki Ducornet (female American writer/poet/artist)
  • Rikki Bains (male English footballer)
  • Rikki Rockett (male American glam metal drummer)
  • Rikki Wemega-Kwawu (male Ghanaian artist)

Rikki’s in movies/pop culture:

  • Rikki Barnes (Marvel Comics character)
  • Rikki(the character from the Japanese manga “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K”)
  • Rikki(a character from the Australian TV show “H2O: Just Add Water”)
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