What does Richard mean?
Norman name commonly used for the last 900 years except in the 19th century. England's King Richard Coeur de Lion gave the name lasting impressions of kingliness and the exploits of a Crusader knight. See also Ryker. English kings Richard I-III; singer Little Richard; composer Richard Rodgers; actors Richard Burton, Richard Kiley, Richard Gere, Richard Chamberlain; photographer Richard Avedon; American President Richard Nixon; football player Rich Gannon.
Richard has 33 variants: Dick▼, Dickie▼, Dicky, Raechard, Ric, Ricard, Ricardo▲, Riccardo, Rich▼, Richardo, Richart, Richerd, Richie▼, Rick▼, Rickard, Rickert, Rickey▼, Ricki, Rickie▼, Ricky▲, Rico▼, Rikard, Riki, Rikki, Riocard, Ritchard, Ritcherd, Ritchie▼, Ritchy, Ritchyrd, Ritshard, Ritsherd and Ryszard.more]
How popular is Richard?
Richard is a very popular first name for men (#7 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#581 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Richard for boys. Richard reached its highest rank of #5 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is at #141 presently. (Top Birth Names, 2014)
Ryker (#151 last year), Ricardo (#256), Ricky (#519), Ricki, Rickie, Rico, Ritchie, Rickey, Rick, Dickie, Dick, Rich, Richie, Aric and Rickard are the prominent alternative forms of Richard (#141 last year). Usage of these forms of Richard was at its highest during the years 1950-1959 (average #594) and is somewhat less today (#816, ▼54.8%), with forms like Dick, Rich, Richie, Aric and Dickie falling out of fashion. Richard has generally been a favorite of parents, though Ricky has become trendy as well.
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Recommended similar baby names are Alhard, Archard, Archerd, Burchard, Dainhard, Eckard, Eckhard, Eginhard, Eideard, Einhard, Erhard, Gerhard▼, Giffard, Girard, Hillard, Kinnard, Meinhard, Millard▼, Milward, Packard, Racham, Rainhard, Rainhardt, Rashaad, Rashad▼, Raynard, Reinhard, Reinhardt, Reinhart, Renard, Rennard, Reynard, Richmond▼, Richy, Rickward, Rickwerd, Riobard, Riyad, Rudyard, Sigvard, Siward, Villard and Willard▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Richard.