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since 1880

Richard

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Brave Ruler
  • #9 All Time
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136k Ricardo (Spanish)

How popular is the name "Richard" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 728 0 728 #23 boy name
1881 641 0 641 #22 boy name
1882 746 0 746 #22 boy name
1883 649 0 649 #21 boy name
1884 749 0 749 #23 boy name
1885 672 0 672 #26 boy name
1886 728 8 720 #23 boy name
1887 629 7 622 #25 boy name
1888 780 8 772 #26 boy name
1889 716 5 711 #24 boy name
1890 744 0 744 #25 boy name
1891 609 0 609 #27 boy name
1892 809 7 802 #27 boy name
1893 732 0 732 #26 boy name
1894 808 0 808 #25 boy name
1895 734 7 727 #31 boy name
1896 838 5 833 #26 boy name
1897 709 7 702 #31 boy name
1898 886 13 873 #26 boy name
1899 749 5 744 #28 boy name
1900 1,142 0 1,142 #24 boy name
1901 792 8 784 #26 boy name
1902 914 6 908 #26 boy name
1903 869 6 863 #26 boy name
1904 965 8 957 #24 boy name
1905 1,034 0 1,034 #22 boy name
1906 1,092 8 1,084 #23 boy name
1907 1,246 10 1,236 #22 boy name
1908 1,250 6 1,244 #23 boy name
1909 1,434 7 1,427 #21 boy name
1910 1,663 9 1,654 #21 boy name
1911 2,041 11 2,030 #20 boy name
1912 4,211 23 4,188 #19 boy name
1913 5,129 22 5,107 #19 boy name
1914 6,699 30 6,669 #17 boy name
1915 9,183 39 9,144 #15 boy name
1916 10,176 43 10,133 #15 boy name
1917 10,961 47 10,914 #14 boy name
1918 12,376 51 12,325 #12 boy name
1919 12,516 74 12,442 #12 boy name
1920 15,065 54 15,011 #10 boy name
1921 16,449 71 16,378 #10 boy name
1922 17,615 75 17,540 #9 boy name
1923 18,959 78 18,881 #9 boy name
1924 21,341 94 21,247 #8 boy name
1925 23,382 108 23,274 #8 boy name
1926 25,267 120 25,147 #7 boy name
1927 26,925 161 26,764 #6 boy name
1928 28,991 201 28,790 #6 boy name
1929 29,771 200 29,571 #6 boy name
1930 32,336 163 32,173 #5 boy name
1931 31,962 151 31,811 #5 boy name
1932 31,928 138 31,790 #5 boy name
1933 31,455 126 31,329 #5 boy name
1934 33,281 129 33,152 #5 boy name
1935 34,067 128 33,939 #5 boy name
1936 33,579 98 33,481 #5 boy name
1937 33,090 118 32,972 #5 boy name
1938 34,500 121 34,379 #5 boy name
1939 35,474 107 35,367 #5 boy name
1940 37,522 108 37,414 #5 boy name
1941 39,221 120 39,101 #5 boy name
1942 43,708 127 43,581 #5 boy name
1943 46,450 119 46,331 #5 boy name
1944 45,729 97 45,632 #5 boy name
1945 46,151 106 46,045 #5 boy name
1946 58,979 120 58,859 #5 boy name
1947 58,643 144 58,499 #5 boy name
1948 51,079 120 50,959 #7 boy name
1949 51,057 115 50,942 #7 boy name
1950 51,106 97 51,009 #7 boy name
1951 54,579 94 54,485 #7 boy name
1952 58,454 105 58,349 #7 boy name
1953 58,421 136 58,285 #7 boy name
1954 57,113 106 57,007 #7 boy name
1955 53,649 126 53,523 #7 boy name
1956 53,009 130 52,879 #7 boy name
1957 52,517 117 52,400 #8 boy name
1958 50,076 118 49,958 #8 boy name
1959 47,307 131 47,176 #8 boy name
1960 43,686 124 43,562 #8 boy name
1961 41,249 130 41,119 #8 boy name
1962 39,564 140 39,424 #8 boy name
1963 40,934 154 40,780 #8 boy name
1964 40,242 136 40,106 #8 boy name
1965 36,992 134 36,858 #8 boy name
1966 34,613 145 34,468 #8 boy name
1967 33,758 166 33,592 #8 boy name
1968 33,162 162 33,000 #8 boy name
1969 31,276 174 31,102 #10 boy name
1970 30,627 160 30,467 #10 boy name
1971 26,310 144 26,166 #11 boy name
1972 22,461 139 22,322 #14 boy name
1973 20,091 138 19,953 #16 boy name
1974 18,746 90 18,656 #17 boy name
1975 17,811 130 17,681 #16 boy name
1976 16,894 128 16,766 #19 boy name
1977 17,581 131 17,450 #20 boy name
1978 16,825 95 16,730 #22 boy name
1979 16,846 123 16,723 #25 boy name
1980 16,779 121 16,658 #26 boy name
1981 16,971 115 16,856 #27 boy name
1982 16,838 132 16,706 #27 boy name
1983 16,017 127 15,890 #27 boy name
1984 15,697 106 15,591 #27 boy name
1985 15,443 116 15,327 #28 boy name
1986 15,128 122 15,006 #29 boy name
1987 14,503 111 14,392 #30 boy name
1988 14,247 111 14,136 #32 boy name
1989 14,202 69 14,133 #33 boy name
1990 13,629 54 13,575 #35 boy name
1991 12,605 55 12,550 #34 boy name
1992 11,358 32 11,326 #41 boy name
1993 10,255 28 10,227 #40 boy name
1994 9,549 36 9,513 #41 boy name
1995 8,804 22 8,782 #42 boy name
1996 8,208 29 8,179 #45 boy name
1997 7,257 16 7,241 #51 boy name
1998 6,966 14 6,952 #55 boy name
1999 6,511 12 6,499 #61 boy name
2000 6,362 11 6,351 #65 boy name
2001 5,778 11 5,767 #73 boy name
2002 5,328 11 5,317 #77 boy name
2003 5,062 10 5,052 #86 boy name
2004 4,866 23 4,843 #92 boy name
2005 4,667 5 4,662 #94 boy name
2006 4,474 8 4,466 #99 boy name
2007 4,424 8 4,416 #100 boy name
2008 4,057 5 4,052
2009 3,611 7 3,604
2010 3,233 5 3,228
2011 3,157 0 3,157
2012 3,016 5 3,011
2013 2,784 0 2,784
2014 2,857 0 2,857

Want to know about the populiarty of Richard? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,564,867 babies born with the name Richard in the United States. That's more than enough Richards to occupy the country of Namibia with an estimated population of 2,364,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 728 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Richard" was in 1946 with a total of 58,859 babies. (That's a lot of baby Richards)

According to the 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Richard" ranks #71 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 222 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of 5,778 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Richard popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Richard in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Richard" mean? The list below shows the origins of Richard as well as things modernly associated with the name Richard such as celebrities named Richard.

English

Origin and Meaning of Richard

The name "Richard" is of English origin, and it means "Brave Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere is an actor and activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1973 to present. Richard was born in 1949 as Richard Tiffany Gere in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Rik Mayall

Rik Mayall is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1980 to 2014. Rik was born in 1958 as Richard Michael Mayall in Epping, Essex, England.

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Moby

Moby is a dj, singer-songwriter, musician, and photographer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Moby was born in 1965 as Richard Melville Hall in Harlem, New York City.

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Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough is an actor, director, producer, and entrepreneur with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1942 to 2007. Richard was born in 1923 as Richard Samuel Attenborough in Cambridge, England, U.K.

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Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr is a drummer, singer, songwriter, and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1957 to present. Ringo was born in 1940 as Richard Starkey in Dingle, Liverpool, England.

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Dick van Dyke

Dick van Dyke is an actor, comedian, producer, and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1947 to present. Dick was born in 1925 as Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

Your name in reverse order is "Drahcir". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ciahrrd". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Richard born Apr 24, 1925

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Siberia approximately on 1400. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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