Richard - boys name

Richard name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 92%

Richard name meaning:

The name Richard is derived from the Germanic elements "ric" meaning "ruler" or "king" and "hard" meaning "strong" or "brave." Thus, the name Richard can be interpreted to mean "strong ruler" or "brave king." It is a name with a rich history and royal connotations.

Throughout history, there have been many notable individuals named Richard who have embodied the characteristics associated with this name. One such example is Richard the Lionheart, the King of England during the 12th century, who was known for his bravery and leadership in the Crusades. Another famous Richard is Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, who was known for his strong political career.

Parents who choose the name Richard for their son may hope that he will possess qualities such as strength, bravery, and leadership. The name Richard carries a sense of authority and power, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a strong and timeless name for their baby boy.

Origin: German

Strong ruler.


Saints names, Dickens names

Related names

Richard , Dickie, Dicky, Edrigu, Rhisiart, Ric, Ricarda, Ricardo , Ricco , Rich, Richelle , Richenda, Richie , Richmal, Rick, Rickard, Ricki, Ricky , Rikke, Rikki , Rique, Risteard, Ritchie , Ryker , Ryzard, Rickon

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Overall UK ranking: 362 out of 4789

125 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (328)

Historical popularity of Richard

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