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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 "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Consider this short form for your little Richard.

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Famous People Named Rico

Rico Smith Jr., American football player
Rico Rodriguez, American actor
Rico Love, American singer-songwriter and record producer
Rico Blanco, Filipino singer-songwriter
Rico Alaniz, Mexican-American actor
Rico Constantino, American pro wrestler
Rico Gear, New Zealand rugby union international player
Rico Rodriguez, Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist

Pop Culture References for the name Rico

"Rico Suave," song by Gerardo
Uncle Rico, character in movie "Napoleon Dynamite"
Caesar Enrico "Rico" Bandelle, title character from the 1930 movie "Little Caesar"
Juan (John) Rico, character from movie "Starship Troopers"
Rico, character in Disney's "Home on the Range"
Rico Banderas, character in the video game "Xenogears"
Rico Dredd, character from the comic "Judge Dredd"
Judge Rico, different character in "Judge Dredd"
Rico, character in the anime "Gunslinger Girl"
Rico, character in the web series "NX Files"
Rico Suave, character in TV's "Hannah Montana"
Rico, character in "Madagascar" movies
Rico, Robot R-1C0 on Power Rangers MegaForce
Puerto Rico, United States territory, located in the Caribbean Sea

Ric, Ricco, Ricci


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!