Gender: Male Meaning of Ricardo: "dominant ruler" Origin of Ricardo: Portuguese and Spanish variation of Richard Ricardo's Popularity in 2019: #326

Ricardo Origin and Meaning

The name Ricardo is a boy's name of Spanish, Portuguese origin meaning "dominant ruler".

Richard is far from fashionable, but Ricardo is one of the most popular Spanish names for boys in the US. And it does sound far more appealing that the English version.

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Rank in US: #326

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Pop Culture References for the name Ricardo

Riccarrdo, Racardo, Ricardoe, Recard, Ricardos, Ricciardo, Ricaldo, Richardo, Ricard, Riccardo


Guest Says:


I love Richard even tho people see it as old but I see Ricardo as Leonardo is to Leonard, it makes it younger and cooler. And I could still call him Rico. I love it.