This Old German name was introduced to England by the Normans and borne by three kings of England, which is approrpiate since it means “strong ruler.” King Richard the lion-hearted was the first of them. The name has fallen out of vogue as of late, along with it’s now hokey-sounding nicknames like Richie, Rich, Dick, and Dicky


  • english:
  • french:
  • german: Powerful, strong ruler


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

President Richard Nixon, Actor Richard Dreyfuss, Actor Richard Gere

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Mary Tyler Moore, Son of Richard Pryor, Son of Laurence Olivier, Son of Dick Clark