Richard Name Meaning and Origin

Richard is a Boy name. The name is originated from ‘German’ origin. The baby name Richard means “Daring Power”.


Richard Origin:

Origin of the name is: “German”



Richard is a Boy name.



The pronunciation of the name is: “RICH + ard”


Richard Name Meaning:

Richard originates in Germanic languages and means “daring power”. It has been one of the most popular given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. More recent bearers include Richard Nixon, former US President, and Richard Gere, popular American actor. Popular with aristocracy, the name was borne by numerous kings, the most famous being Richard I of England, the Lionheart.



It is a Christian baby name.





Variations or similar name:

Ricky, Richer, Rich, Dick, Rashard, Ric, Ricard, Dicky, Richey, Ritch, Richardson, Rick, Richerd, Ritchy, Rickey, Raechard,


Famous people with this name:

Richard I the Lionheart, King of England;

Richard II, King of England;

Richard III, King of England and subject of a play by Shakespeare;

Richard Wagner, German composer;

Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th U.S. president;

Richard Burton, Welsh actor;

Richard Starkey, birth name of Ringo Starr, English drummer for The Beatles;

(Clinton) Richard Dawkins, English evolutionist;

Richard Charles Rodgers, American composer;

Richard Lynn Carpenter, American musician and composer;

Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor, American comedian;

Richard Tiffany Gere, American actor;

Richard Crispin Armitage, English actor;

Richard E. Grant, English actor;

Richard Alexander Walter George, Prince of the U.K.; Duke of Gloucester; cousin of Elizabeth II;

Richard Casimir Karl August Robert Konstantin, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg; husband of Princess Benedikte of Denmark;

Richard “Dick” Winters, WWII paratrooper and CO of Easy Company (of “Band of Brothers” fame);

Richard Benjamin “Dick” Haymes, Argentine actor & singer;

Richard Ralph Haymes, son of Dick Haymes & Joanne Dru;

Richard Speight Jr., American actor;

Richard Dean Anderson, American actor;

Richard Roxburgh, Australian actor;

Richard Madden, Scottish actor;

Richard Ellef Ayoade, English comedian, actor, writer and director;

Richard Robert Ruccolo, American actor;

Richard David Briers, English actor ;

Richard Sherman, NFL player ;

Richard (Richie) Hugh McCaw, New Zealand rugby footballer;

Richard Feynman, American theoretical physicist & Nobel prize winner;

Richard Hadfield, member of English band Collabro;

Richard Stephen Dreyfuss, American actor;

Richard “Dick” Gordon Jr., American astronaut;

Richard ‘Fazer’ Rawson, British Singer, Producer and member of N-Dubz ;

Richard Branson, British entrepeneur;

Richard Warren, Mayflower passenger;

Richard Morton Sherman, American songwriter with his brother Robert B. Sherman;

Richard Leaf, British actor;

Richard James “Rick” Cosnett, Zimbabwean-Australian actor;

Richard Lui, American journalist, MSNBC anchor;

Richard Meeker Jr., late son of American actress Mary Tyler Moore;

Richard Jenkins, American actor




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