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What does Rikard mean?

Rikard Pronunciation of Rikard [rikard] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the name Rikard means "powerful leader". Rikard is a German form of Richard (Old German).

Associated with: powerful, leader.


Rikard has 3 variants: Ricard, Rickard and Riocard.

11 more related forms via Richard: Ricardo, Riccardo, Richardo, Richart, Richerd, Rickert, Riki, Rikki, Ritchard, Ritshard and Ryszard.

Creative forms:
(male) Ankard, ..


Middle name pairings:
Rikard Brently (R.B.), ..

How popular is Rikard?

Rikard is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#18506 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Rikard (not ranked) are Ricardo (#275 a year ago), Riccardo, Richard (#155), Richardo and Rickard. Other variants, like Rickert, are seldom used. These forms of Rikard were favored 9 decades ago (median #1285) and are now much less common (#1286, 93.3%), with the version Richard becoming less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Rikard is pronounced similarly to Rickward and Rickwerd. Other recommended names are Adlard, Alard, Alhard (see Allard), Aliard, Allard, Bard, Bayard, Bird, Card, Dainard, Dard, Eckard, Eckhard, Edgard, Edward, Einhard, Ellard, Eudard, Evrard, Eward, Gard, Gerard, Girard, Godard, Haward, Hazard, Hillard, Howard, Jerard, Kinnard, Mainard, Menard, Millard, Milward, Packard, Rad, Radd, Rainart, Rainhard, Ranald, Rand, Raynard, Reinart, Renard, Renaud, Rennard, Reynard, Rian, Rider, Rik, Rike, Riker, Rikk, Rikky, Riobard, Rivers, Riyad, Riyadh, Roald, Roark, Roland, Ronald, Ruark, Rudyard, Ruford, Ryker, Ryland, Seward, Sigurd, Sigvard, Siward, Villard and Willard. These names tend to be more frequently used than Rikard.

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