Richard is a German name that was introduced to England by the Normans during the twelfth century. The name itself is derived from the German Richart, which is generally understood to mean "power," "brave," and "ruler." The name can be translated to "powerful ruler." Befitting the royal translation of Richard, the name was common for many kings of England, particularly King Richard I, commonly referred to as Richard the Lionhearted. Richard has consistently been among the most popular names, especially within the United States, England, and Hungary.
Similar Names: Rich, Richie, Dick
Famous Richard Names: Richard Nixon (37th U.S. President), Richard Dreyfuss (actor)