What does Richmond mean?
Richmond \r(i)-chmo-nd, rich-mond\ as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Richmond is "rich hill". Also possibly (Old German) "powerful protector". Place name of the capital city of Virginia in America.
Richmond is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#882 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Richmond for boys. Richmond reached its apex position of #608 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)