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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 3 variants: Rickard, Rikard and Riocard.

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dick, Dickie, Ricardo, Rich, Richard, Richie, Rick, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ricky, Rico, Ritchie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Richard, Rickard outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ricard is alike in pronunciation to Rickward. Like Ricard, this name is not frequently used.