Origin: nickname for various given names

Given Name Meanings:
Broderick (Welsh) “famous power)
Eric (Norse) “forever or alone; ruler”
Frederic (Old German) “peaceful ruler”
Patrick (Latin) “patrician, noble”
Richard (Old German) “powerful ruler”

Famous people named Ricky or its variations

1. Ricky Nelson (1940-85), American singer
born Eric Hilliard Nelson
2. Ricky Ricardo, “I Love Lucy” character played by
Cuban actor and musician, Desi Arnaz (1917-86)
3. Ricky Martin (b. 1971), Puerto Rican singer
born Enrique Martin Morales

Real Rickys:

  • Ricky Dene Gervais (b. 1961), English comedian
  • Ricky Rudd (b. 1956), American NASCAR driver
  • “Freeway” Rick Ross (b. 1960), American drug trafficker
    born Ricky Donnell Ross


More Rickys:

  • Ricky Skaggs (b. 1954), American country singer
    born Richard Lee Skaggs
  • Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat (b. 1953), American wrestler
    born Richard Henry Blood
  • Ricky Romance (b. 1981), American rapper
    born Ricardo Thorton
  • Ricky Williams (b. 1977), American football pro
    born Errick Lynne Williams, Jr.
  • Ricky “the Hitman” Hatton (b. 1978), British boxing pro
    born Richard John Hatton
  • Ricky Bell a.k.a. “Slick” (b. 1967), American R&B singer
    born Ricardo Bell


  • Rick James (1948-2004) American singer
    born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.
  • Rick Ross, (b. 1976), American rapper
    born William Leonard Roberts II
  • Rick Astley (b. 1966), English singer
    born Richard Paul Astley
  • Rick Moses (b. 1952), American actor
    born Richard Cantrell Moses, Jr.

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