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Origin: Spanish, Italian

Meaning: the Spanish short form of Ricardo, the Spanish and Portuguese form of Richard meaning "brave power".

It's also the Italian short form of Enrico, the Italian form of Henry meaning "home ruler".

As a surname, Rico comes from the Spanish nickname rico meaning "rich", while the Italian surname Rico comes from Italian ricco meaning "curly", referring to someone with curly hair.

  • Ricardo (Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Richard (English)
  • Enrico (Italian)
  • Henry (English)

Feminine forms:
  • Rica (Spanish)
  • Ricarda (Spanish, German)
  • Enrica (Italian)