Meaning and Name Origin
Ricard \r(i)-ca-rd\ as a name for boys. Ricard's root is Old German, and the name Ricard means "powerful leader". Ricard is a variant of Richard (Old German): Norman name commonly used for the last 900 years except in the 19th century. Not generally used as a name for baby boys.
Ricard has 29 more different forms via Richard: Dick▼, Dickie▼, Dicky, Raechard, Ric, Ricardo▲, Riccardo, Rich▼, Richardo, Richart, Richerd, Richie▼, Rick▼, Rickert, Rickey▼, Ricki, Rickie▼, Ricky▲, Rico▼, Riki, Rikki, Ritchard, Ritcherd, Ritchie▼, Ritchy, Ritchyrd, Ritshard, Ritsherd and Ryszard.
Ricard is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#11163 out of 88799, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Ricard and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Ricard (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Richard (#141 last year), Ricardo (#256), Ricky (#519), Ricki, Rickie, Rico, Ritchie, Rickey, Rick, Dickie, Rich, Richie, Dick and Rickard. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during 1950-1959 and has become significantly lower since, with forms like Rickie, Rico, Ritchie, Rickey and Rick becoming somewhat dated. Ricardo (#256) and Ricky (#519) are two of the more fashionable birth names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ricard is alike in pronunciation to Rickward. Like Ricard, this name is not frequently used.