"rich; powerful"

Riker Origin and Meaning

The name Riker is a boy's name meaning "rich; powerful".
Riker gets relatively little use as a variation of Ryker, likely because of the connection to Riker's Island, the New York City prison. It was named after NYC magistrate Richard Riker, whose ancestor Abraham Rycken first purchased the island.

Richard and Riker actually come from very similar roots, as each contain the Germanic element rīc or rīk, which can be interpreted to mean "rich" or "powerful."

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