Richard - Meaning Of Richard, What Does Richard Mean?

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Richard Meaning


What does Richard mean, popularity, numerology and more.

The name Richard is of English , German and Hungarian origin.

The meaning of Richard is "powerful ruler".  

Richard is generally used as a boy's name. It consists of 7 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ri-chard.

In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 141 in baby name popularity for boys with 2857 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Richard Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Richard has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Richard to other names.

The name Richard is derived from the Germanic elements ric meaning "power, rule" and hard meaning "strong, brave, hardy".

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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The names Edrigu, Rhisiart, Ricardo, Riccardo, Richardine, Richendra, Rickert, Rihard, Rihards, Rikert, Rikhard, Rikkard, Risteard, Ruiseart, Ryker, Ryszard are all forms of Richard.

Richard has the diminutives (nicknames) Dicie, Dick, Dickey, Dickie, Dicky, Rich, Richie, Rick, Ricky.

Richard falls into the name categories classic, easy nickname.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Richard Byrd, Richard Burton, Richard Nixon, Richard The Lionheart, Richard Pryor.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Richard in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Richard in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Richard in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Richard Numerology page.

Richard Numerology
Richard in Hieroglyhics
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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

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.

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