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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #9 most popular

What does the name "Richard" mean?

Richard (English): Brave Ruler

The name "Richard" is of English origin and it means "Brave Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

C is for calm, a pleasant trait.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

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

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


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 first appeared 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 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Richard" ranks #31 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 659 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1985. Across the entire United States a total of 15,443 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Richard

Richard Gere

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


Rik Mayall

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


Richard Armitage

Richard was born in 1971.



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


Richard Attenborough

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


Ringo Starr

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


Past life for Richard born Feb 24, 1947

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 500. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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