Richard

Pronunciation: re-e-kha-hrd
Origin: France
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

The name Richard is a male given name with a rich history and meaning. It originates from Old Frankish and is a compound of the words descending from Proto-Germanic *rīk- 'ruler, leader, king' and *hardu- 'strong, brave, hardy', thus meaning 'strong in rule'. The name Richard is common in various forms across different languages, particularly Germanic languages such as Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, and Dutch, as well as other languages including Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Finnish. The meaning of the name Richard can be derived from its Germanic and English origins. It signifies "powerful," "hardy," "brave," and "strong ruler". The name has been consistently popular since its introduction to England by the Normans in the 11th century. Famous people named Richard include King Richard I of England, also known as Richard the Lionheart, and American President Richard Nixon. Various nicknames for Richard include Rich, Rick, and Dick, among others.

Richard Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Richard is currently #402 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Richard is currently #402 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Richard is currently #399 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Richard is currently #399 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Richard

  • Richard Nixon: Richard Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974, known for the Watergate scandal that led to his resignation. He passed away in 1994.
  • Richard Gere: Richard Gere is an American actor known for his roles in "Pretty Woman," "Chicago," and "An Officer and a Gentleman."
  • Richard Branson: Richard Branson is a British entrepreneur, founder of the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies in various sectors.
  • Richard Dawkins: Richard Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist, ethologist, and author known for his books "The Selfish Gene" and "The God Delusion."
  • Richard Pryor: Richard Pryor was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer known for his incisive observations on racism and contemporary issues. He passed away in 2005.