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Richard

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Origin: Old German
Meaning: Powerful Ruler

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Richard

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Richard in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Richard:

  • Records indicate that 2,547,521 boys in the United States have been named Richard since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1946, when 58,665 people in the U.S. were given the name Richard. Those people are now 72 years old.

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    Comments about the name Richard

    83% Approval Rating
    Based on the comments submitted below
      10 Positive Comments

  • "There were 6 of us, named Arthur, Susan, Caroline, Edward, Richard and Elizabeth. When I was young I was called Dickie, till I changed schools in the 3rd grade, and there was already a Dick, Rick, and Ricky. I told them just to call me by my name Richard, and stuck to it for 60 years. I feel like a Richard, therefore , I must be a Richard, lol." Apr. 9, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like when people call me Richard but only strangers. Family and friends call me Ricky. If you call me Richard It means you are a friend I hadn't met yet." Aug. 24, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriends names Richard but ive never called him it only when joking about, none of his family call him it either. he get Ricky,.. the name reali suits him. his name even fits into mine lol RICKYLA :D" Jul. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I call my fiancee Richy or Tool-box lol, he hates Rick or Ricky or even Richard, he reckons its boring." Mar. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Richard and I love it. I am 21 and all of my buds and friends call me Dick, which I think is funny. It is a good way to break the ice with girls. There are also many other names that come along with Richard. All in all i think it is a good name" May. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My papa was named Richard, but everyone in town called him Rich. It's a comforting and safe name that makes me smile." Mar. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Formal name is Richard, but everyone knows me as Rich." Dec. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the name rich. my dads name is rich and the meaning totally fits him. lol he is a totally nice guy and i love him so much! i do not know what i would do without him! i would probably die." Mar. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband's name is Richard and I love it. It fits him perfectly. Strong, solid, traditional, trustworthy, and honest." Jun. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Richard is the name of ownage, however being a great ruler leaves one to critisms- my brother Richard has enjoyed the limelight for ages (i don't mind the shadow) it has to be his name, he is just very successful. Its a good choice of name i suppose." Jan. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I hate my name (Richard obviously), its far too old-fashioned formal sounding, and I think its really stopped me from feeling young or popular. Its the equivelant of calling a 21st century girl "Margeret". Thankfully most of my friends call me Rich which is better, but I still lament having to right "Richard" on forms, or being called so by parents/employers. It really is an awful name." Aug. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Don't like it - if used as "Rick" it's okay though." Apr. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      11 Neutral Comments

  • "Hmm. I?ve spent most of my life not wanting to be called Richard, I?ve always gone by Rich. I think at 41 I?ve finally grown into it and where in the past I kinda hated my name as sounding too old fashioned...It seems to convey morality, wisdom, and warmth now so that I appreciate the respect. Just my thoughts. I like my name quite a bit now." Sep. 5, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Richard and I've always thought it was a cool name. I personally go by Rich, but I think that it is cool it has so many variations. Richard, Rich, Richie, Rick, Rickie, Dick, and Dickie. What other name has so many variations?" Mar. 30, 2014: Report as inappropriate

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  • "I am a Richard geezer nicknamed Dick. It's an OK name in its time but would not want this handle as a young person." Oct. 13, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name because it commands respect. I have never seen a Richard act stupid or out of order to anyone. I love it so much that i tell people to call me Andrew.. when thats not even my middle name." Apr. 4, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was called "Dick" one time in grade school. I took care of that one...going forward no one called me "Dick" again. I am 6'5" and don't like that name "Dick", "Rick" but only Richard." Nov. 19, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Richard and I am 23 yrs. old. To me it sounds like an older name so I go by Richie but I find it very annoying when asked how to spell my name people usually spell it Ritchie. Where did the t come from." Mar. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't much like "Richard" -- too much like Nixon or King Richard III. But most people call me Rick as in "Casablanca." That's what that bump in the curve is around 1944 -- kids being named after Humphrey Bogart." Feb. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Very popular in the middle years of the 20th century and until Richard Nixon entered the White House in 1969 - he was probably responsible for this name's downfall and all because of the Watergate Scandal which both led to his 1974 resignation from the White House and inspired subsequent scandals, both real and fictional, with taped evidence and ending in the suffix "-gate", for instance Monicagate in the 1990s (concerning another U.S. president from then, Bill Clinton, and his affair with Monica Lewinsky) and the fictional Sharongate in the British TV soap 'EastEnders' (concerning the love triangle between the character Sharon Watts (daughter of Angie and Dirty Den), her then-husband Grant Mitchell, and his brother Phil)." May. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "theres someone in my homeroom named richard and hes very annoying." Dec. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hate it, it's long and boring; although it's got a bunch of derivatives, I use Rich myself" Jan. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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