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What does Rickard mean?

Rickard Pronunciation of Rickard [rickard] as a name for boys is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rickard is "powerful leader". Rickard is a version of Richard (Old German).

Associated with: powerful, leader.


Rickard has 3 variants: Ricard, Rikard and Riocard.

17 more related forms via Richard: Raechard, Ricardo, Riccardo, Richardo, Richart, Richerd, Rick, Rickert, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky, Ritchard, Ritcherd, Ritchyrd, Ritshard and Ryszard.

Creative forms:
(male) Rickan, Rikkard, ..


Middle name pairings:
Rickard Alessandro (R.A.), ..

How popular is Rickard?

Rickard is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#4005 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Rickard entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #1526 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rickard name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Rickard are Ricardo (#275 in recent rankings), Riccardo, Richard (#155), Richardo, Rick (#1838), Rickey (#1755), Ricki, Rickie and Ricky (#584). Other variants, like Ritchard, are seldom used. These forms of Rickard were at the peak of their popularity 7 decades ago (usage of 3.45%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.24%, 93%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rickard, Ricardo, Riccardo, Richard, Richardo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rick, Rickey, Ricki, Rickie, Ricky in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Rickard is alike in pronunciation to Rickward and Rickwerd. Other recommended names are Archard, Bickford, Eckard, Eckhard, Eideard, Einhard, Giffard (see Gifford), Girard, Hillard, Kinnard, Millard, Milward, Packard, Pickford, Rainhard, Raynard, Reinhard, Renard, Rennard, Reynard, Rickwood, Riker, Riobard, Riyad, Rockford, Rockland, Rudyard, Sigvard, Siward, Stockard, Villard and Willard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rickard.

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