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Rich

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
49k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Rich mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Rich

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Rich
Senses
  1. Having an abundance of material possessions; possessed of a large amount of property; well supplied with land, goods, or money; wealthy; opulent; affluent; -- opposed to poor." Richmerchants." [Chaucer.]"The richperson] hath many friends." [Prov. xiv. 20.]"As a thief, bent to unhoard the cash Of some rich burgher." [Milton.]
  2. Hence, in general, well supplied; abounding; abundant; copious; bountiful; as, a rich treasury; a rich entertainment; a rich crop."If life be short, it shall be glorious; Each minute shall be rich in some great action." [Rowe.]"The gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold." [Milton.]
  3. Yielding large returns; productive or fertile; fruitful; as, rich soil or land; a rich mine.
  4. Composed of valuable or costly materials or ingredients; procured at great outlay; highly valued; precious; sumptuous; costly; as, a rich dress; rich silk or fur; rich presents."Like to rich and various gems." [Milton.]
  5. Abounding in agreeable or nutritive qualities; -- especially applied to articles of food or drink which are high-seasoned or abound in oleaginous ingredients, or are sweet, luscious, and high-flavored; as, a rich dish; rich cream or soup; rich pastry; rich wine or fruit."Sauces and rich spices are fetched from India." [Baker.]
  6. Not faint or delicate; vivid; as, a rich color.
  7. Full of sweet and harmonius sounds; as, a rich voice; rich music.
  8. Abounding in beauty; gorgeous; as, a rich landscape; rich scenery.
  9. Abounding in humor; exciting amusement; entertaining; as, the scene was a rich one; a rich incident or character.(Colloq)
    synonyms: Wealthy; affluent; opulent; ample; copious; abundant; plentiful; fruitful; costly; sumptuous; precious; generous; luscious.

Note: Rich is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, rich-fleeced, rich-jeweled, rich-laden, rich-stained.

Etymology: OE. riche, AS. rīce rich, powerful; akin to OS. rīki, D. rijk, G. reich, OHG. rīhhi, Icel. rīkr, Sw. rik, Dan. rig, Goth. reiks; from a word meaning, ruler, king, probably borrowed from Celtic, and akin to L. rex regis, king, regere to guide, rule. √283. See Right, and cf. Derrick Enrich Rajah Riches Royal

verb Rich
To enrich.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. People who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group) ("only the very rich benefit from this legislation")
  2. Affording an abundant supply ("a rich supply")
  3. Strong; intense ("a rich red")
  4. Marked by great fruitfulness ("rich soil")
  5. Pleasantly full and mellow ("a rich tenor voice")
  6. Very productive ("rich seams of coal")
  7. Possessing material wealth ("her father is extremely rich" and "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles")
  8. Having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources) ("blessed with a land rich in minerals", "rich in ideas", and "rich with cultural interest")
  9. Suggestive of or characterized by great expense ("a rich display")
  10. High in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air ("a rich vein of copper" and "a rich gas mixture")
  11. Marked by richness and fullness of flavor ("a rich ruby port")
  12. Of great worth or quality ("a rich collection of antiques")
  13. Containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar ("rich desserts" and "they kept gorging on rich foods")
Wiktionary

From Richard. The surname also derives from rich as a nickname.

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Richard.
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Rich

Rich was born on February 15th, 1991 in Baltimore. Rich is also known as Swann and Richard.

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Rich was born on July 21st, 1987 in Mount Clemens, Michigan.

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Rich Homie Quan is a hip hop music rapping and singing. He was most prominent from 2012 to 2012. Rich was given the name Dequantes Devontay Lamar on October 4th, 1989 in , U.S.

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Rich The Kid is a hip hop music and trap music rapping. They have been prominent since 2009. Rich was given the name Dimitri Roger on July 13th, 1992 in Queens, New York City, U.S.

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Rich Gannon is a football player. His career lasted from 1987 to 2004. Rich was born on December 20th, 1965 in Philadelphia.

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Rich Franklin is a martial artist. Rich was born on October 5th, 1974 in Cincinnati.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rich

Marc Rich was a founder of glencore, glencore, and founder ofglencore. Marc was given the name Marcell David Reich on December 18th, 1934 in Antwerp. He breathed his last breath on June 26th, 2013.

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Buddy Rich was a jazz, big band, swing music, and bebop musician, songwriter, bandleader, and actor. He was most active from 1919 to 1987. Buddy was given the name Bernard Rich on September 30th, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Buddy is also known as Traps the Drum Wonder, B", Traps the Drum Wonder (as a boy), and B" (as an adult). He left this life on April 2nd, 1987.

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Charlie Rich was a country music, nashville sound, rockabilly, jazz, blues, gospel music, and blue-eyed soul singer-songwriter. He plays Piano, Guitar, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1958 to 1995. Charlie was given the name Charles Allan Rich on December 14th, 1932 in Colt, Arkansas, United States. He passed away on July 25th, 1995.

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Adrienne Rich was a writer. Adrienne was given the name Adrienne Cecile Rich on May 16th, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She breathed her last breath on March 27th, 2012.

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Richard Rich Jr. is a comics character.

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Denise Rich is a singer-songwriter, socialite, philanthropist, political fundraiser, and philanthropy. Denise was given the name Denise Eisenberg on January 26th, 1944 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Denise is also known as Denise Eisenberg Rich, Joy Denny, Eisenberg, and Denise (maiden name).

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How popular is the baby name Rich in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 12 0 12
1882 6 0 6
1884 9 0 9
1885 5 0 5
1886 6 0 6
1887 8 0 8
1888 9 0 9
1889 5 0 5
1890 6 0 6
1893 6 0 6
1894 5 0 5
1896 5 0 5
1899 6 0 6
1900 8 0 8
1901 6 0 6
1902 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1904 7 0 7
1909 5 0 5
1913 6 0 6
1914 11 0 11
1915 9 0 9
1916 11 0 11
1917 5 0 5
1918 6 0 6
1919 9 0 9
1920 6 0 6
1921 10 0 10
1922 8 0 8
1923 9 0 9
1924 5 0 5
1926 5 0 5
1927 6 0 6
1929 5 0 5
1931 10 0 10
1932 7 0 7
1933 11 0 11
1935 8 0 8
1936 5 0 5
1937 8 0 8
1938 8 0 8
1939 12 0 12
1940 16 0 16
1941 20 0 20
1942 26 0 26
1943 41 0 41
1944 32 0 32
1945 26 0 26
1946 54 0 54
1947 48 0 48
1948 52 0 52
1949 27 0 27
1950 22 0 22
1951 17 0 17
1952 35 0 35
1953 26 0 26
1954 23 0 23
1955 24 0 24
1956 70 0 70
1957 136 0 136
1958 170 0 170
1959 228 0 228
1960 234 0 234
1961 232 0 232
1962 256 0 256
1963 230 0 230
1964 224 0 224
1965 166 0 166
1966 124 0 124
1967 122 0 122
1968 116 0 116
1969 90 0 90
1970 64 0 64
1971 79 0 79
1972 40 0 40
1973 32 0 32
1974 22 0 22
1975 19 0 19
1976 11 0 11
1977 15 0 15
1978 19 0 19
1979 15 0 15
1980 10 0 10
1981 16 0 16
1982 13 0 13
1983 11 0 11
1984 12 0 12
1985 20 0 20
1986 14 0 14
1987 14 0 14
1988 20 0 20
1989 24 0 24
1990 21 0 21
1991 14 0 14
1992 17 0 17
1993 15 0 15
1994 18 0 18
1995 17 0 17
1996 24 0 24
1997 14 0 14
1998 14 0 14
1999 22 0 22
2000 18 0 18
2001 19 0 19
2002 22 0 22
2003 18 0 18
2004 19 0 19
2005 23 0 23
2006 27 0 27
2007 28 0 28
2008 10 0 10
2009 18 0 18
2010 11 0 11
2011 9 0 9
2012 9 0 9
2013 18 0 18
2014 17 0 17
2015 18 0 18
2016 17 0 17

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Popularity of Rich as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rich U.S.
  White 85.20% 64.26%
  African American 9.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.56% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rich

People with the last name Rich are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rich

  • How Popular is the name Rich? Rich is the 4,193rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Rich was the 696th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rich have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,146 babies born with the first name Rich in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rich to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rich? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Rich first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rich is Friday, April 23rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Rich born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rich was in 1962 with a total of 256 babies.
  • Random Rich Factoid: According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rich is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1960.
  • Weird things about the name Rich: Your name in reverse order is Hcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Irhc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rich? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 49,481 people with the last name Rich.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rich? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Rich as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.