No. Of Syllables:2
No. Of Letters:7
Origin & Meaning
The meaning of Richard is "powerful ruler".
The name was introduced to Britain by the Normans.
Richard was the name of three of England's kings including Richard I the Lionheart, who lead the Third Crusade in the 12th century.
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Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.
The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.