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Gender: Male Origin of Richie: Short form of Richard

The name Richie is a boy's name of German origin. Richie and is often added to lists like Celebrity Surnames as Firsts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Richie was once a popular enough nickname for Richard that it made the Top 1000 all by itself. It's seriously out of style now -- though still a better choice than Dick or even Ricky.

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Famous People Named Richie

Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora, American guitarist of band Bon Jovi
Richard Hugh "Richie" McCaw, New Zealand rugby union player
Richard Dominick "Richie" Incognito, American NFL football player
Richard Pierce "Richie" Havens, American singer-songwriter
Richard Vance "Richie" McDonald, American country singer of band Lonestar
Richard Alan "Richie" Scheinblum, American baseball player
Don Richard "Richie" Ashburn, American baseball player
Ricardo "Richie" Ray, American pianist
Richard "Richie" Beirach, American pianist
Richard "Richie" Benaud, Australian cricketer and commentator
Richie Steamboat, ring name of Richard Blood, Jr., American pro wrestler
Richie Jen (Hsien-chi), Taiwanese singer
Lionel Richie, American R&B singer

Pop Culture References for the name Richie

Richard "Richie" Rich, comic book and film character
Richard J. "Richie" Cunningham, character on TV's "Happy Days"
Richie Wainwright, character on TV's "Something Wilder"
Richie Tenenbaum, character in film "The Royal Tenenbaums"
Richie "Trashmouth" Tozier, main character in "IT" - Stephen King


ThistleThorn Says:


I love this! So cute, and an easy transition from Richie to Rich.

indiefendi2 Says:


I think it's adorable! Up there with Max.