How to pronounce Richard ri-cha-rd What does my name mean? Meaning of Richard: Brave Power, Brave One, Strong Ruler, A Teutonic Name from the European Middle Ages, Dominant Ruler, Powerful Leader, English name Old High German origin, meaning composition from "rulers" and "hard". In English-speaking popular, popular in other languages. Known as name English kings. Namesakes: Richard Wagner, German composer.
Origin and Meaning
Baby name Richard is originated from the Old High German Richart which is composed of elements ric meaning "power, ruler" and hard meaning "strong, brave, hardy", thus the meaning of the name is "brave power, strong ruler". The name was introduced to Britain by Normans. The name was borne by three kings of England which includes Richard I (1157 - 99). He was also called as Richard the Lion-Hearted and was the leader of the Third Crusade in the 12th century. Notable bearers of the name include Richard Wagner, a German composer, writer, conductor and theatre director; Richard Strauss, a German composer and conductor; Sir Richard Burton, a British explorer and Richard Feynman, an American physicist.
Richard was ranked 153 in 2015 list of US boys name and dropped by 9.29% from its previous ranking of 140 in 2014. Richard was ranked 937 in 2012 US female names list and elevated by 1.16% from its previous ranking of 948 in 2010.
Full form of Richard : Religious Ingenious Competent High-Spirited Alluring Rebellious Dependable
Richard is a very very popular first name for a boy in England & Wales which is popular since 1996 and ranked 267 in 2014. Around 7130 people wear Richard as their first name. Richard is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.
Richard is a very very popular first name for a boy in United States which is popular since 1880 and ranked 153 (0.067113% bearer) in 2015 in US. Around 2567700 people wear Richard as their first name. Richard is a rare first name for a girl in United States which is a rare name since 1886 and ranked 153 (0.067113% bearer) in 2015 in US. Only 2567700 people have Richard as their first name. Richard is not a native United States and Richard may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. 0.718273% of people in US have this given name.Complete history of Richard
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Expression number of Richard is 7.
Richard likes to research and reason to know the answers of hidden questions as Richard are gifted with an analytical mind. Richard are always on the quest for knowledge and wisdom and loves being alone.
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