Name Rika Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Rika


Rika is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Rika thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Rika?

Rika is a name of several origins. It is a Persian unisex name, a Japanese feminine name and a Nordic short form of Ricarda, Erika, Friederika or Henrika.

What does the name Rika mean?

The unisex name Rika means “loved” in Persian. The feminine name Rika means “brave ruler” (from Ricarda), “ever, always ruler” (from Erika), “peaceful ruler” (from Friederika) and “home ruler” (from Henrika). In Japanese, Rika can be derived from these kanji characters: “ri” (理) meaning “logic”, “reason”, “ri” (里) meaning “village”, “ri” (梨) meaning “pear” or “ri” (利) meaning “profit”, “benefit” in combination with “ka” (花/華) meaning “flower”, “ka” (香) meaning “fragrance”, “ka” (佳) meaning “beautiful”, “good” or “ka” (化) meaning “to influence”, “to change”. Thus, Rika could e.g. mean “pear flower”.

Pronunciation of Rika

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Popularity of the name Rika

The name Rika is ranked #3150 overall.

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