Ricky (given name)


Ricky is a male
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Enrique Enrique () is the Spanish language, Spanish variant of ''Heinrich (given name), Heinrich'' of Germanic origin. As a given name, it ranked 298 out of 1219 for males of all ages in the 1990 U.S. Census. Equivalents in other languages are Henry (given ...

, Patrick,
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or Eric.


* Ricky (musician), Japanese singer and musician *
Ricky Allen Richard A. Allen (January 6, 1935 – May 29, 2005)''Juke Blues ''Juke Blues'' is a United Kingdom, British magazine covering blues, R&B, Gospel music, gospel, Soul music, soul, zydeco and jazz. It was established in 1985 in London by Cilla Huggi ...
(1935–2005), American blues singer * Ricky Anderson (American football) (born 1963), American football player *Ricky Anggawijaya (born 1996), Indonesian swimmer *Ricky Banderas (born 1975), Puerto Rican wrestler *Ricky Barham (born 1958), Australian rules football player *Ricky Bartlett (born 1972), American radio (KMRY/CBS) and voice actor *Ricky Bell (disambiguation), multiple people *Ricky Blitt, American screenwriter, producer, show creator and voice actor *Ricky Bruch (1946–2011), Swedish discus thrower and Olympian athlete, actor *Ricky Carmichael (born 1979), American car racer *Ricky Churchman (born 1958), American football player *Ricky Davao (born 1961), Filipino actor and director *Ricky Davis (born 1979), American NBA basketball player *Ricky Fataar (born 1952), South African musician, multi-instrumentalist *Ricky Gervais (born 1961), English comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, singer, and musician *Ricky Groves (born 1968), English actor *Ricky Harun (born 1987), Indonesian actor *Ricky Hatton (born 1978), English professional boxer, promoter *Ricky Hendrick (1980–2004), American NASCAR stock car driver *Ricky Hill (born 1959), English former football player, manager and head coach *Ricky Hui (1946–2011), Hong Kong film actor *Ricky Kim (born 1981), American model and actor *Ricky Lumpkin (born 1988), American football player *Ricky Martin (born 1971), Puerto Rican pop musician, actor *Ricky Meléndez (born 1967), Puerto Rican singer *Ricky Nelson (1940–1985), American actor, musician and singer-songwriter *Ricky Nierva (born 1996), Pixar animator *Ricky Owubokiri (born 1961), Nigerian footballer *Ricky Pierce (born 1959), American NBA basketball player *Ricky Reyes (born 1978), Mexican–Puerto Rican wrestler *Ricky Rickard (born 1958), New Zealand wrestler *Ricky Rubio (born 1990), Spanish / NBA basketball player *Ricky Van Shelton (born 1952), American country music singer *Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (born 1987), American NASCAR stock car driver *Ricky Tognazzi (born 1955), Italian film actor and director *Ricky Ullman (born 1986), Israeli-American actor and musician *Ricky Valance (1936–2020), Welsh singer *Ricky Walker (born 1996), American football player *Ricky Wilde (born 1961), British songwriter, musician, record producer *Ricky Wilson (American musician) (1953–1985), American instrumentalist and singer-songwriter *Ricky Wilson (British musician) (born 1978), lead singer of English band Kaiser Chiefs *Ricky Yang, Indonesian pool player

Fictional characters

* Ricky in ''Riki-Oh'' or ''The Story of Ricky'', a manga, an anime series and a live-action film * Ricky in ''Ricky (2009 film), Ricky'', a 2009 fantasy film * Ricky Baker, portrayed by Morris Chestnut in the 1991 film, ''Boyz n the Hood'' * Ricky Bobby, protagonist in ''Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby'' * Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell, minor protagonist and later antagonist of the Silent Night, Deadly Night (film series), Silent Night, Deadly Night series * Ricky King in ''Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves'' * Ricky (Trailer Park Boys character), Ricky LaFleur (''Trailer Park Boys'' character) * Ricky Lang, a character in the 1983 superhero movie ''Superman III#Plot, Superman III'' * Ricky Ricardo, male protagonist in the TV series ''I Love Lucy'' * Ricky Ricotta, protagonist in the book series ''Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (series), Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot'' * Ricky Rapper, protagonist in Finnish books and comic strips series * Richard Bluedhorn "Rick" or "Ricky" Stratton, the main character in the American TV sitcom ''Silver Spoons#Recurring cast, Silver Spoons'' * Ricky Taylor, a character in the 2008 British slasher movie ''Eden Lake#Cast, Eden Lake'' * Ricky "Zigzag" in the novel ''Holes (novel), Holes'' and its Holes (film), film adaptation

See also

* Ricky (disambiguation) * Rickey (disambiguation) * Rickie * Riki (given name) {{given name English masculine given names Masculine given names Hypocorisms