Traits associated with the name Rico:

Dogs named Rico tend to be loving, affectionate, and brave. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Rico?

That you have a creative and fun side, and that you like to give your pets unique and interesting names.

Is Rico a good dog name?

Rico has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Rico isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Rico is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Rico was, in the past month, the 736th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of July 2024, Rico is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Rico was viewed 0 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Rico's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Rico is most adored in Kansas, West Virginia and Rhode Island.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Minnesota, Iowa and Tennessee.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Rico.

Most popular breeds named Rico:

  1. Chihuahua
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. Boxer

Rico is found in these categories:

spanish dog names

Common Spanish name and means "rich" or "wealthy" in Spanish.

italian dog names

Derived from Italian, meaning rich or powerful ruler.

Dog names like Rico:

Wise wolf
Bright fame
Red-haired one.
Rico dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (6)

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Rosetta (Washington, United States)
I decided to name my friend Rico. He is very loving, affectionate, and is truly a companion. I lost my love of my life and Rico comes to me and fills that spot of the loss of my Misty. I had her for 13 years. Rico is very much like Misty has some of the same traits that she had. It didnt replace Misty but fills that empty spot that of loneliness. He is a true companion.
June 10, 2024

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RT (Ontario, Canada)
My australian shepard puppy is definitely a Rico. Smart and bossy
November 07, 2022

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Prince julius (North Holland, Netherlands)
I think Rico is perfect name for my brown little puppy and Rico also added to my nickname which is Redwillrico
September 05, 2022

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cc (Western Australia, Australia)
i think rico is a great name and thats why we chose it
July 11, 2022

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Rico owner (Maryland, United States)
I think this name is perfect and I have a yorkshire terrier named rico.
May 31, 2022

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joe (Alberta, Canada)
I have a yorkshire terrier named Rico (he is verrrrrrry dimanding)
May 28, 2022

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