Richard meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Richard No. of characters: 7 Gender: Boy Origin of Richard: English French German Czech Dutch Ancient Germanic
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.

Names that rhyme with Richard Aethelhard, Alhhard, Athelhard, Bayhard, Benhard, Bernhard, Birchard, Blanchard, Branhard, Burchard, Burckhard, Burghard, Cenehard, Chard, Deshard, Ealhhard, Eberhard, Eferhard, Einhard, EkkehardFamous people named Richard
Ashley Richards in as
Diane Richards in Girls in Prison as Actress
Tyran Richard in Playboy Video Playmate Calendar 2009 as
Salomé Richard in Les navets blancs empêchent de dormir as Actress
Miranda Lee Richards in All the Real Girls as Soundtrack
Stephanie Richards in Lookin' Italian as Actress
Shaleen Surtie-Richards in Fiela se Kind as Actress
Beryl Richards in Brookside as Director
Anna Louise Richardson in Homecoming as Actress
Lita Richardson in Motives as Producer
Richard Bennett was an American actor, known for his theatrical career and for his career as a silent film star.
Richard Burton acted in movie 1984
Names like Richard Richard Namesakes Related Names: Ric, Rica, Ricadene, Ricado, Ricahrd, Ricard, Ricarda, Ricardo, Ricardus, Ricari, Ricaria, Ricati, Ricayla, Ricbert, Ricca, Riccardo, Ricci, Ricco, Rice, Ricel Posts having Richard: Comments :Richard comes from the Proto-Germanic * Rīkaharduz derived terms * Riko ( "Commander") and * harduz ("strong"), so as with overall meaning "powerful leader".Richard is a name commonly given in countries initially marked by the Germanic languages such as Germany, England, Denmark, Sweden or the Netherlands.In French, the most frequent variants (albeit relatively rare) are Ricard, Ricardo, Riccardo and the female form and Richarde Richardine The name Richard (as) is very popular in the United States, the United Kingdom and in the English speaking world in general. In the Francophone world, it is in Quebec that Richard knows its wider dissemination; in France, first in a relative popularity of the 1950s to the 1970s, without however reaching high percentages American. Le nom de Richard est le sixième nom de famille le plus répandu en France, alors qu'en tant que prénom, il n’est pas aussi largement diffusé. 1,5 enfants sur 1 000, nés en France entre 1891 et 1990, portent ce nom de famille. - Bert Ball Popularity of Richard

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