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since 1880

Richard

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

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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 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Richard" ranks #45 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maine. Imagine that, 47 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 11,358 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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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 righteous, you know when you're right.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

Your name in reverse order is "Drahcir". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hcradir". 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 Jan 27, 2008

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 Southern India approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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