Name Richard - meaning, origin, popularity 

Richard name meaning

What does Richard mean?

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old High German, Germanic and English
Usage: Arabic, Bengali, English, German, French, Czech, Dutch, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Meaning: Brave One, King and Strong, Hardy, Composition from Rulers and Hard
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Richard means Brave One, Strong Ruler, Hardy, Composition from Rulers or Hard is used primarily in German, Finnish, Bengali, Czech, English, French, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Danish and Arabic is originated from Germanic, English and Old High German is bestowed upon both genders. Richard is variation of Rickward. Meaning of Rickward is Strong Guardian and Mighty Guardian came from English is dominantly used in English. Customary and Evergreen unisex name Richard is mostly used in German, Finnish, Bengali, Czech, English, French, Swedish, Dutch, Norwegian, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Danish and Arabic has its origin in Germanic, English and Old High German, Richard means "Brave One, Strong Ruler, Hardy, Composition from Rulers or Hard". far-out RIK and HARD are combined to form Richard.. It is celebrated on April 3rd.

Variants of Richard

Richart, Richeard, Dick, Rickward, Reichard, Richardjames, James, Alareiks, Ricburg, Alphard, Hardis, Dicken, Dicky, Chango, Jascha, Jamie, Jasha, Aaronjames, Jamesanthony, Iacobus, Iacomus, Iakobos, Yaakov, Jacques, Jacomus

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How popular is the name Richard?

Richard was an extremely popular name in United States. Over 2574692 babies have been named Richard since 1880. When at the peak of its usage in 1930, it ranked 5th when 58862 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However after 259 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still going strong on charts. Additionally, the moniker has been in the top 5 baby names 18 times Also, a popular name in England and Wales with over 7849 new-borns have been given the name since 1996. At its zenith in 1996, the moniker grabbed the 62nd spot and 1089 baby boys were given the name. Moreover, the first name has been to the top 100 baby names 4 times Also, Richard was a popular name in France. Over 83994 babies have been named Richard since 1900. At the peak of its usage in 1969, the moniker grabbed the 41st spot and 2560 baby boys were given the name. However after 147 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 50 baby names 20 times Also, Richard was a popular name in New South Wales. Over 15106 babies have been named Richard since 1952. At the peak of its usage in 1960, the moniker grabbed the 16th spot and 602 baby boys were given the name. After 45 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Additionally, the name has been in the top 50 baby names 35 times

Richard was a common name in Ireland. Over 11213 babies have been named Richard since 1964. At its zenith in 1986,. However after 56 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Also, Richard used to be a common name in Queensland, first appeared in 1960 and over 4306 babies have been given the name in 35 years. When at its peak in 1970,. After 35 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts.

Richard is a unique baby name in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 300 names. In 1998, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 246 on boy names chart when 29 babies were named Richard. Over 298 babies in Switzerland have been named Richard. The moniker is an uncommon baby name in Belgium, although it has been in use since 1995 but could not make beyond the top 500. There are over 312 babies that have been given the name Richard in Belgium.

However things change on global perspective, Richard is extremely popular in England where every 1 in 200 have the name as well as in, Philippines, Uganda, Ghana, Canada, Germany, DR Congo, Tanzania and Nigeria. Also the baby name is popular in South Africa, Kenya, Venezuela, Zambia, Netherlands, Australia, Burundi, Malawi, Peru, Rwanda, Madagascar, Chad, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Sudan, Wales, New Zealand, Scotland, Malaysia, Austria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Indonesia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Sierra Leone, Congo, Mozambique, Dominican Republic, Benin, Papua New Guinea, Liberia, Jamaica, India, Uruguay, Northern Ireland, Togo, Haiti, Poland, Sweden, Ethiopia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Angola, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, China, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea and Paraguay. As per our estimate, over 6860000 babies have been bestowed Richard around the globe.

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Numerological aspects of Richard

Leave your own mark in the world. It's okay to live a normal life but you weren't born for one. Don't live to work. Work to live. You need to start looking out for yourself more. Find out what drives you. You are sensitive, humane and compassionate by nature. Your primary goal is to create a life you won't need a yearly vacation from. It's time you realize that your life success and accomplishments don't depend on other people and their opinion of you but on you and your opinion of yourself.

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