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Top Names That Mean Dominant

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RichardHeart

  • Origin:

    German
  • Meaning:

    "dominant ruler"
  • Description:

    A classic old Norman name popular for a thousand years and favored for kings (Richard Nixon was named for Richard the Lionhearted), as well as the hoi polloi (as in every Tom, Dick and Harry), Richard was the sixth most popular US boys’ name in 1925, and was still Number 8 in 1950, but is now much less popular.

RicardoHeart

  • Origin:

    Portuguese and Spanish variation of Richard
  • Meaning:

    "dominant ruler"
  • Description:

    Richard is far from fashionable, but Ricardo is one of the most popular Spanish names for boys in the US. And it does sound far more appealing that the English version.

RickyHeart

  • Origin:

    Diminutive of Richard or Frederick
  • Meaning:

    "dominant or peaceful ruler"
  • Description:

    Gone with Richard and Rick, Ricky has been falling since the turn of the 21st century. Probably still suffering from overuse in the 1990s.
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