US Popularity:8403
Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Old or powerful leader
If you and baby belong together, then Ritchie is the ideal name for your little one! This distinctive German name means “old or powerful leader,” and derives from the Old Germanic name Richard, and the Old English moniker, Aldrich. With a definition like this, baby will learn what it means to use their voice to lead and enact positive change. Music lovers will recognize this name as belonging to the famous Ritchie Valens, who entertained the world with his music and tragically passed in a plane crash along with Buddy Holly, inspiring the beloved Don McLean song, American Pie. Even in his short time, Ritchie Valens gave the world plenty of timeless hits that are still played today. So, whether baby is leading the charge or leading the dance—La Bamba style!— their name will suit them perfectly!

Ritchie Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Ritchie is currently #8403 in U.S. births
Boy:Ritchie is currently #3953 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 692
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data

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