First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Richter

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From German Richter

  1. A surname​.

Richter was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons With the Last Name Richter

Andy Richter is a comedian. Andy was given the name Paul Andrew Richter on October 28th, 1966 in , U.S.


Max Richter is a contemporary classical music, ambient music, minimal music, and postminimalism musician. His ongoing career started in 1994. Max was born on March 22nd, 1966 in Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany.


Jason James Richter is an actor. His career lasted from 1993 to 1998. Jason was given the name Jason James Ritcher on January 29th, 1980 in Medford, Oregon, U.S.


Gerhard Richter is an artist in the field of painting. Gerhard was born on February 9th, 1932 in Dresden.


Wendi Richter is a wrestler. Wendi was born on September 6th, 1961.


Johann Paul Friedrich Richter was a writer. He was most prominent from 1783 to 1825. Johann was born on March 21st, 1763 in Wunsiedel. He breathed his last breath on November 14th, 1825.


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Popularity of Richter as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Richter U.S.
  White 94.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.22% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Richter

People with the last name Richter are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Richter

  • How Popular is the name Richter? Richter is the 63,276th most popular name of all time. As a last name Richter was the 1,178th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Richter have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17 babies born with the first name Richter in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Richter? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2007 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Richter first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Richter is Monday, March 26th, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Richter born? The highest recorded use of the first name Richter was in 2015 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Richter: Your name in reverse order is Rethcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Citrehr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Richter? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 29,880 people with the last name Richter.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Richter? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Richter as their last name.

What Richter's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Richter mean?

Ris for romantic, hopelessly so

Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

Cis for charm, the undeniable you.

His for heart, warm and loving.

Tis for time, you give to friends.

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Ris for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.