Rank 219th Boy Name

In 2022, the name Richard was 219th most popular baby name for boys and 411th most popular baby name overall. In 2022, 1,679 babies were named Richard in the United States.

In 2022, 1 out of every 2,004 babies in the United States were named Richard. In a classroom of 30 students, there is approximately a 1.5% chance that another student would have the same name. Today, the average age of someone named Richard is around 59 to 65 years old.

The name "Richard" is well know, but not overly common.

Nicknames for Richard include Rich, Rick, Ricky and Dick.

Richard Meaning & Origin

Richard is a classic masculine name of Germanic origin meaning "strong in rule," signifying leadership, strength, and governance.

The name Richard is described as strong-willed, kingly and astute.


Richard is pronounced ri-chard in English. The name Richard has 7 letters and 2 or 3 syllables, depending on pronunciation.

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Name Trends (1972 to Present)

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Fun Facts about Richard

  • The name Richard has been borne by three kings of England.

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