Meaning and name origin
Rikard \r(i)-ka-rd\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Rikard is "powerful leader". Rikard is a variant of Richard (Old German): Norman name commonly used for the last 900 years except in the 19th century.
Rikard is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#17586 out of 88799, Top 20%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Rikard and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Richard (#141) and Rickard. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).