What does the baby name Riku mean? Learn about what Riku means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Riku - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Riku
R-I-K-U, is a 4-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Riku
REE ku
Meaning of Riku
Land, continent, daring power.
Origin of Riku
The name 'Riku' has its origins in the Japanese language. In Japanese, names are often composed of two syllables, each with its own meaning. 'Ri' is derived from the word 理 (ri), which means 'reason', 'logic', or 'truth'. 'Ku' is derived from the word 空 (ku), which signifies 'sky' or 'emptiness'. When combined, the name 'Riku' can be interpreted as 'reason of the sky' or 'truth of emptiness'.
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Popularity of Riku
The popularity of the name 'Riku' has fluctuated over the years. In recent decades, it has gained some popularity in Japan. However, it is still considered a relatively uncommon name.
Riku currently has 1 like, and is in the top 14% of liked boy's names. The name Issa is slightly more popular than Riku.

Etymology of Riku

The name 'Riku' has its roots in the Japanese language and does not have a direct etymological connection to other languages. The individual characters that make up the name have their own distinct meanings within the Japanese language.

Cultural Significance of Riku

In Japanese culture, names hold great significance and are often chosen with care. The name 'Riku' carries connotations of reason, logic, and truth. It is often seen as a name that reflects the parents' desire for their child to possess these qualities and to navigate the world with a sense of purpose and understanding.