Ricardo is the Portuguese
Portuguese language
Portuguese is a Romance language that arose in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia, nowadays Galicia and Northern Portugal. The southern part of the Kingdom of Galicia became independent as the County of Portugal in 1095...

 and Spanish
Spanish language
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

 cognate of the name Richard
The first or given name Richard derives from German, French, and English "ric" and "hard" , therefore it means 'powerful leader' as well as 'King's Court'...

. Therefore the name means "Brave Ruler".

People with the first name Ricardo

  • Ricardo Arona
    Ricardo Arona
    Ricardo Arona is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and PRIDE FC Middleweight Grand Prix finalist. He has competed in PRIDE Fighting Championships and RINGS in his mixed martial arts career, and is a member of Brazilian Top Team.-Abu Dhabi and RINGS:...

    , Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Ricardo de Araújo Pereira, Portuguese comedian
  • Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz
    Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz
    Ricardo Alvarez-Diaz is the founder and managing partner of Alvarez-Diaz+Group, PSC , a consulting and design firm with offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico...

    , Puerto Rican architect
  • Ricardo Arjona
    Ricardo Arjona
    Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales, , known as Ricardo Arjona , is a Guatemalan singer...

    , Guatemalan singer
  • Ricardo Bralo
    Ricardo Bralo
    Ricardo R. Bralo is a retired long-distance runner from Argentina, who won the gold medal in the men's 5.000 metres event at the 1951 Pan American Games. He represented his native country at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom.-References:*...

    , Argentine long-distance runner
  • Ricardo Busquets
    Ricardo Busquets
    Ricardo J. Busquets Healy is a former freestyle swimmer from Puerto Rico.A student of the University of Tennessee, Busquets is the only Puerto Rico swimmer to ever medal at the World Championships...

    , Puerto Rican swimmer
  • Ricardo Cadena
    Ricardo Cadena
    Ricardo Cadena Martínez is a retired professional footballer from Mexico. Playing as a defender during his career, he was a member of the Mexico national football team competing at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He earned one cap for the national A-side, making his only appearance...

    , Mexican football (soccer) player
  • Ricardo Cardeno
    Ricardo Cardeno
    Ricardo José Cardeño Restrepo is a triathlete from Colombia who won the 2005 Pan American Triathlon Championships, and who has represented his native country three times at the Pan American Games: 1995, 1999 and 2007. Cardeno has competed at the international level since 1991...

    , Colombian triathlete
  • Ricardo Cariès, Afro-canadian young chess master
  • Ricardo Carvalho
    Ricardo Carvalho
    Ricardo Alberto Silveira de Carvalho OIH , is a footballer who plays as a centre back for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid.Carvalho was born in Amarante where he played for the local team, Amarante Futebol Clube. By his great performance as a youngster, he was spotted by the Portuguese powerhouse,...

    , Portuguese football (soccer) defender
  • Ricardo Castañeda, Cartoon Animator and Artist
  • Ricardo Cortez
    Ricardo Cortez
    Jacob Krantz , known by his stage name Ricardo Cortez, was an American film actor who began his career during the silent era.-Life and career:...

    , Austrian actor
  • Ricardo Fortaleza
    Ricardo Fortaleza
    Ricardo Mendoza Fortaleza is a Filipino-Australian retired Olympic amateur boxer/amateur boxing coach and boxing instructor. He now resides in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia.-Early career:...

    , Filipino-Australian boxer
  • Ricardo Fuller
    Ricardo Fuller
    Ricardo Dwayne Fuller is a Jamaican footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Stoke City and the Jamaica national team....

    , Jamaican football (soccer) player
  • Ricardo Gomes, Brazilian football (soccer) defender
  • Ricardo González (golfer), Argentine golf player
  • Ricardo Gónzalez Reinoso, Chilean football (soccer) player
  • Ricardo Hausmann
    Ricardo Hausmann
    Ricardo Hausmann is a former Venezuelan Minister of Planning and Head of the "Presidential Office of Coordination and Planning" and current Director of Harvard's Center for International Development and a Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at John F...

    , Venezuelan politician and professor at Harvard
  • Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite
    Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite , commonly known as Kaká , is a Brazilian football attacking midfielder who currently plays for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team. Kaká started his footballing career at the age of eight, when he began playing for a local club...

    , better known as Kaká, Brazilian football (soccer) midfielder
  • Ricardo James
    Ricardo James
    Ricardo Emir James Rayo is a former Panamaian footballer.James played most of his career in Honduras for Platense and Olimpia...

    , Panamaian footballer
  • Ricardo Lagos
    Ricardo Lagos
    Ricardo Froilán Lagos Escobar is a lawyer, economist and social democrat politician, who served as president of Chile from 2000 to 2006. He won the 1999-2000 presidential election by a narrow margin in a runoff over Independent Democrat Union candidate Joaquín Lavín...

    , Chilean socialist politician and former president
  • Ricardo Larrivée
    Ricardo Larrivée
    Ricardo Larrivée, often simply known as Ricardo, is a trained hotel management graduate, TV host, and food writer. He currently hosts Ricardo on Radio-Canada and Ricardo and Friends which airs on Food Network Canada.-Career:...

    , French-Canadian TV and radio food presenter and writer
  • Ricardo López Felipe
    Ricardo López Felipe
    Ricardo López Felipe , simply Ricardo, is a Spanish footballer who plays for CA Osasuna as a goalkeeper.-Club career:...

    , Spanish football (soccer) goalkeeper
  • Ricardo Maurício
    Ricardo Maurício
    Ricardo Maurício is a Brazilian racing driver. He currently drives in the Stock Car Brasil series, which he won in 2008...

    , Brazilian racing driver
  • Ricardo Montalbán
    Ricardo Montalbán
    Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino, KSG was a Mexican radio, television, theatre and film actor. He had a career spanning six decades and many notable roles...

    , Mexican actor
  • Ricardo Nascimento
    Ricardo Nascimento
    Ricardo Nuno Queirós Nascimento is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.-Football career:...

    , Portuguese football (soccer) midfielder
  • Ricardo Mangue Obama Nfubea
    Ricardo Mangue Obama Nfubea
    Ricardo Mangue Obama Nfubea is a politician from Equatorial Guinea and a member of PDGE. He was Prime Minister from 2006 to 2008. He is a lawyer by profession.Mangue Obama has worked as President Teodoro Obiang Nguema's lawyer...

    , former Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea
    Equatorial Guinea
    Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea where the capital Malabo is situated.Annobón is the southernmost island of Equatorial Guinea and is situated just south of the equator. Bioko island is the northernmost point of Equatorial Guinea. Between the two islands and to the...

  • Ricardo Palma
    Ricardo Palma
    Manuel Ricardo Palma Soriano was a Peruvian author, scholar, librarian and politician. His magnum opus is the Tradiciones peruanas.- Biography :...

    , Peruvian author
  • Ricardo Pereira
    Ricardo Pereira (actor)
    Ricardo Pereira is a Portuguese actor, fashion model and television presenter.-Life and Career:Pereira was born Ricardo da Silva Tavares Pereira in Lisbon...

    , Portuguese actor, television presenter and fashion model.
  • Ricardo Pereira, Portuguese football (soccer) goalkeeper
  • Ricardo Pinto (footballer)
    Ricardo Pinto (footballer)
    Ricardo Pinto is a retired professional association footballer who played as a goalkeeper for several Campeonato Brasileiro Série A clubs and for Primera División Paraguaya club Cerro Porteño. He is the current coach of Paraná Clube.-Playing career:Pinto's career started in 1982, playing for...

    , Brazilian football (soccer) goalkeeper
  • Ricardo Quaresma
    Ricardo Quaresma
    Ricardo Andrade Quaresma Bernardo is a Portuguese footballer of partial Romani descent who currently plays as a winger for Turkish Süper Lig side Beşiktaş J.K and the Portuguese national team. Quaresma began his career at Sporting Clube de Portugal, and has also played for FC Barcelona, FC Porto,...

    , Portuguese football (soccer) winger
  • Ricardo Rosset
    Ricardo Rosset
    Ricardo Rosset is a racing driver from Brazil. He participated in 33 Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on March 10, 1996...

    , Brazilian racing driver
  • Ricardo Salampessy
    Ricardo Salampessy
    Ricardo Salampessy is an Indonesian footballer, he normally plays as a defender and his height is 176 cm. He is playing for the Indonesia national football team. First international debut in senior national team squad at Merdeka Games 2006 when Indonesia draw 1-1 with Malaysia in 23 August 2006...

    , Indonesian footballer
  • Ricardo Sanabria
    Ricardo Sanabria
    Ricardo Sanabria Acuña is a retired football defender from Paraguay. He played professional football in Paraguay, Argentina and Spain during his career....

    , Paraguayan football (soccer) defender
  • Ricardo Sánchez
    Ricardo Sánchez (water polo)
    Ricardo Sánchez Alarcón is a former water polo player from Spain, who was a member of the national team that won the silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.-References:*...

    , Spanish water polo player
  • Ricardo Santos
    Ricardo Santos
    Ricardo Alex Costa Santos is a beach volleyball player from Brazil, who won the silver medal in the men's beach team competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, with partner Zé Marco de Melo....

    , Brazilian beach volleyball player
  • Ricardo Senn
    Ricardo Senn
    Ricardo S. Senn is a retired track and road bicycle racer from Argentina, who won the men's individual road race at the 1959 Pan American Games. He represented his native country at the 1960 Summer Olympics, finishing in 44th place in the men's road race.-References:*...

    , Argentine cyclist
  • Ricardo Teixeira
    Ricardo Teixeira (racing driver)
    Ricardo Teixeira is a Portuguese-Angolan racing driver. He holds dual nationality and has raced under both nationalities at various points in his career. His career has been sponsored by the Angolan oil company, Sonangol.-Formula BMW:Teixeira began his formula racing career in 2001 by driving in...

    , Angolan racing driver
  • Ricardo Vera
    Ricardo Vera
    Ricardo Cirilo Vera Rebollo is a retired long-distance runner from Uruguay.Vera competed for his native country in the men's 3.000 metres Steeplechase at two consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992....

    , Uruguayan long-distance runner
  • Ricardo Villagran
    Ricardo Villagran
    Ricardo Villagran is an Argentinian illustrator known for his work in the American comic book industry.- Early life and education :Villagran was born in the small northern city of Corrientes in 1938...

    , Argentinian illustrator
  • Ricardo Villalobos
    Ricardo Villalobos
    Ricardo Villalobos is a Chilean-German electronic music producer and DJ. He is well-known for his work in the minimal techno and microhouse genres, and is one of the most significant figures in today's minimal techno scene....

    , Chilean electronic musician
  • Richard Møller Nielsen
    Richard Møller Nielsen
    Richard Møller Nielsen , nicknamed Ricardo, is a Danish former football player and football manager. His greatest triumph came when he coached the Danish national football team which surprisingly won the 1992 European Championship tournament. In 1995, he was knighted as Knight 1st Degree of the...

    , nicknamed Ricardo, Danish football manager whose team won the Euro 1992

People with the last name Ricardo

  • David Ricardo
    David Ricardo
    David Ricardo was an English political economist, often credited with systematising economics, and was one of the most influential of the classical economists, along with Thomas Malthus, Adam Smith, and John Stuart Mill. He was also a member of Parliament, businessman, financier and speculator,...

    , British economist
  • Harry Ricardo
    Harry Ricardo
    Sir Harry Ricardo was one of the foremost engine designers and researchers in the early years of the development of the internal combustion engine....

    , British motor engineer who established Ricardo Consulting Engineers
  • James Ricardo
    James Ricardo
    -External links:...

    , American film director
  • John Lewis Ricardo
    John Lewis Ricardo
    John Lewis Ricardo was a British businessman and politician.He was the son of Jacob Ricardo and nephew of the economist David Ricardo. In 1841 he married Catherine Duff , the daughter of General Sir Alexander Duff and sister of James Duff, 5th Earl Fife...

    , British businessman and politician

People with the middle name Ricardo

  • Kieran James Ricardo Gibbs
    Kieran Gibbs
    Kieran James Ricardo Gibbs is an English footballer who plays for Arsenal and was a product of their academy who came to prominence during 2006-07 FA Youth Cup by scoring in the semi-final prior to his first-team breakthrough...

    , English footballer


  • Ricardo Alpert
    Richard Alpert (Lost)
    Ricardo "Richard" Alpert is a fictional character played by Nestor Carbonell in the American ABC television series Lost. Alpert is introduced in a flashback of the character Juliet Burke , where he claims to be a doctor for a bioscience company called Mittelos Bioscience; he is later revealed to...

    , character from Lost
    Lost (TV series)
    Lost is an American television series that originally aired on ABC from September 22, 2004 to May 23, 2010, consisting of six seasons. Lost is a drama series that follows the survivors of the crash of a commercial passenger jet flying between Sydney and Los Angeles, on a mysterious tropical island...

     TV series
  • Ricardo Diaz, character from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a 2002 open world action computer and video game developed by British games developer Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It is the second 3D game in the Grand Theft Auto video game franchise and sixth original title overall...

     video game
  • Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo
    Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo
    Lucille "Lucy" Esmeralda McGillicuddy Ricardo is a fictional character from the American television series I Love Lucy, played by Lucille Ball. She is known for her red hair and for always getting into trouble...

    , character on I Love Lucy
    I Love Lucy
    I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, on the Columbia Broadcasting System...

    TV series
  • Ricky Ricardo
    Ricky Ricardo
    Enrique Alberto Fernando Ricardo y de Acha, III, a.k.a. Ricky Ricardo is a main character in the television show I Love Lucy, played by Desi Arnaz...

    , character on I Love Lucy
    I Love Lucy
    I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, on the Columbia Broadcasting System...

    TV series
  • Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, character from Miami Vice
    Miami Vice
    Miami Vice is an American television series produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. It ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984–1989...

  • Ricardo von Britannia "Duke of Britannia", Character on Code Geass Anime TV Series


  • Ricardo, the smallest size of conga
    The conga, or more properly the tumbadora, is a tall, narrow, single-headed Cuban drum with African antecedents. It is thought to be derived from the Makuta drums or similar drums associated with Afro-Cubans of Central African descent. A person who plays conga is called a conguero...

  • Ricardo plc
    Ricardo plc
    Ricardo plc is a British publicly listed company named after its founder, Sir Harry Ricardo and founded on 30 June 1927 in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. The company is a leading global multi-industry engineering provider of technology, product innovation and strategic consulting...

    , UK based engineering company
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