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What does Ritchard mean?

Ritchard Pronunciation of Ritchard [ritchard] as a name for boys is of Old German derivation, and Ritchard means "powerful leader". Ritchard is an alternate spelling of Richard (Old German).

Associated with: powerful, leader.


Ritchard has 2 variants: Ritcherd and Ritchyrd.

14 more alternative forms via Richard: Raechard, Ricard, Ricardo, Riccardo, Richardo, Richart, Richerd, Rickard, Rikard, Riocard, Ritchie, Ritchy, Ritshard and Ritsherd.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Ritchard?

Ritchard is an uncommon given name for males. Ritchard is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Ritchard (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 are Richard (#155 from recent data), Ricardo (#275), Ritchie, Rickard, Richardo and Riccardo. Other variants, like Ricard, are seldom used. These relations of Ritchard were favored as baby names 75 years ago (adoption of 3.2%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.2%, 93.5% less). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adalhard, Adelhard, Alhard (see Allard), Archard, Archerd, Barnhard, Bernhard, Burchard, Dainehard (see Dainard), Dainhard (see Dainard), Danehard, Eadbhard, Eberhard, Eckard, Eckhard, Eginhard, Eideard, Einhard, Ekkehard (see Eckhard), Erhard, Gaillhard (see Gaillard), Gerhard, Giffard (see Gifford), Girard, Gotthard, Hillard, Hilliard, Hillyard, Kinnard, Leonhard, Maynhard, Meinhard, Millard, Millward, Milward, Mitford, Packard, Racham, Rainhard, Rainhardt, Rashaad, Rashad, Raynard, Reinhard, Reinhardt, Reinhart, Renard, Rennard, Reynard, Rich, Richie, Richmond, Richy, Rickert, Rickward, Rickwerd (see Rickward), Riobard, Ritch, Ritchey, Ritter, Riyad, Rudyard, Rutland, Ryszard, Shephard, Sigvard, Siward, Steward, Stockard, Villard and Willard. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ritchard.

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