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Gender: M Meaning of Richard: "dominant ruler" Origin of Richard: German Richard's Popularity in 2013: #140

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Richard is a far from stylish old Norman name, with a rich royal history, but now not even in the Top 100. All the possible nicknames of Richard -- Richie, Ricky, and especially Dick -- are so over. It's hard to imagine Richard ever coming back into style. But not that long ago, people said that about now-hot baby names Sam and Max.

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Famous People Named Richard

Richard I aka Richard the Lionheart, King of England
Richard II, King of England
Richard III, King of England and subject of a play by Shakespeare
Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States
Richard Wagner, German composer
Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr), drummer for The Beatles
Richard Burton, Welsh actor
Richard Charles Rodgers, American composer
(Clinton) Richard Dawkins, English evolutionist
Richard Lynn Carpenter, American musician and composer
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor, American comedian
Richard Tiffany Gere, American actor
Richard Benjamin Harrison, Jr., business man & TV personality
Richard Armitage, English actor
Richard E. Grant, English actor
Richard Dean Anderson, American actor
Richard Roxburgh, Australian actor
Richard Madden, Scottish actor
Richard Benjamin "Dick" Haymes (1918-1980), Argentine actor & singer
Richard Ralph Haymes (1942), son of Dick Haymes & Joanne Dru
Richard Ellef Ayoade, English comedian, actor, writer and director
Richard Robert Ruccolo, American actor
Richard David Briers, English actor
Richard (Richie) Hugh McCaw, N.Z. All Blacks rugby Team Captain
Richard Feynman, American theoretical physicist & Nobel prize winner
Richard 'Dick' Winters, famous WWII paratrooper who was captain of Easy Company (eventually promoted to Major) and portrayed by Damien Lewis in the HBO mini-series 'Band of Brothers'
Richard Hadfield, member of English band Collabro
Richard Stephen Dreyfuss, American actor
Richard 'Fazer' Rawson, British Singer, Producer and member of N-Dubz
Richard Branson, British entrepeneur

Pop Culture References for the Name Richard

Richard "Dick" Greyson aka Robin, Batman's sidekick
Richard Bucket, character on British comedy "Keeping Up Appearances"
Richard Gilmore, character on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
Richard Roma, character in play/movie "Glengarry Glen Ross"
Richard Webber, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
Richard Travers, character in the movie "Cliffhanger"
Richard Cole the English, kournalist from the Power of Five book series
Richard Cypher, main character on TV's "Legend of the Seeker"
Richard Parker, the lion in book/movie "Life of Pi"
Richard Wellington, character in game 'Ace Attorney'
Richard "Dick" Casablancas, character on TV show "Veronica Mars"

Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Raechard, Rashard, Ric, Ricard, Rich, Richar, Richardsen, Richardson, Richaud, Richer, Richerd, Richey, Richie, Richird, Richshard, Richy, Rick, Ricke, Rickey, Rickie, Ricky, Rishard, Rishi, Ritch, Ritchard, Ritcherd, Ritchie, Ritchy, Ritshard, Ritsherd, Ryk

Richard's International Variations

Risa (Czech) Arri, Rollo, Riks, Riki, Juki (Estonian) Reku (Finnish) Richart (German) Rihardos (Greek) Riczi, Rikard (Hungarian) Riocard (Irish) Ristéard (Irish Gaelic) Ricciardo, Ricco, Riccardo (Italian) Richards, Rihards (Latvian) Ryszard, Rysio, Rye (Polish) Ricardo (Portuguese) Dic (Romanian) Rostya, Slavik, Slava, Slavka (Russian) Ruiseart (Scottish Gaelic) Richi, Riqui, Rico, Ricardo (Spanish) Rickert, Rickard (Swedish) Rhisiart (Welsh)