Richard Foxe (c. 1448 – 1528), Bishop of Exeter, Bath and Wells, Durham, and Winchester, Lord Privy Seal, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Richard Furman (1755–1825), American Baptist leader, first president of the Triennial Convention, the first nationwide Baptist association.
It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Richard is "powerful leader". Norman name commonly used for the last 900 years except in the 19th century. England's King Richard Coeur de Lion gave the name lasting impressions of kingliness and the exploits of a Crusader knight. See also Ryker.
Means "brave ruler", derived from the Old German elements rih "ruler, king" and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". This was the name of three early dukes of Normandy. The Normans introduced it to England when they invaded in the 11th century, and it has been very common there since that time.
The name Richard is a boy's name of German origin meaning "dominant ruler". A classic old Norman name popular for a thousand years and favored for kings (Richard Nixon was named for Richard the Lionhearted), as well as the hoi polloi (as in every Tom, Dick and Harry), Richard was the sixth most popular US boys’ name in 1925, and was still ...
Today I found out why Dick is short for Richard. The name Richard is thought by most etymologists to derive from the Proto-Germanic ‘Rikharthu’, meaning more or less “hard ruler” (‘Rik-‘ meaning ‘ruler’ and ‘-harthu’ meaning ‘hard’). This was adopted into Old High German as ‘Ricohard’, and from there to Old French ...
Richard I, duke of Aquitaine (from 1168) and of Poitiers (from 1172) and king of England, duke of Normandy, and count of Anjou (1189–99). His knightly manner and his prowess in the Third Crusade (1189–92) made him a popular king in his own time as well as the hero of countless romantic legends.
Potential drawbacks of using the name Richard: 1. Potential for teasing or nicknames like "Dick" or "Dickie". 2. Commonness of the name, leading to potential confusion in group settings. 3. Difficulty in standing out or being memorable due to its popularity. 4.
Richard (Hong Kong Cantonese, minced oath, euphemistic) Synonym of 碌柒. 咦，Richard好Richard喎！受 過 高等教育 定 啦！ [Cantonese, trad.] 咦，Richard好Richard㖞！受 过 高等教育 定 啦！ [Cantonese, simp.] From: 1996, Stephen Chow, The God of Cookery ji 2, wit 1 cat 4 hou 2 wit 1 cat 4 wo 3! sau 6 gwo 3 gou 1 dang 2 ...
The Richard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Richard families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 81 Richard families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Richard's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Richard families in 1840.
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