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Gender: Male Meaning of Rico: "dominant ruler" Origin of Rico: Spanish, diminutive of Ricardo

The name Rico is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "dominant ruler". Rico and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

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Consider this short form for your little Richard.

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Ric, Ricco, Ricci

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jaz.fortune Says:


My husband's name is Richard so Rico is a cool way to honor him. Like Sebastian Rico, I think that's cool!