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Meaning and Origin of: Richard boy

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First name origin & meaning:

English: Rich and powerful ruler

First name variations: Ricard, Ricardo, Richerd, Richman, Ricker, Richmond, Richardson, Rickward, Rickert, Rikkert, Rickard, Richart, Riocard, Ritchie, Rich, Rick, Rickie, Ricky, Rocco, Dick, Dickie, Dicky

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English, French, German, and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.
  2. A Richard from Normandy is documented in Quebec City in 1669, with the secondary surname <xref>Lavallee</xref>; other branches came from the Saintonge region and Poitou, France. Other secondary surnames include Des Sablons, <xref>Dusablon</xref>, <xref>Lafleur</xref>, La Richardière, <xref>Larose</xref>, <xref>Petrus</xref>. The LA Richard families are mainly descended from Acadian refugees in the second half of the 18th century.

Famous people with this first name: Richard Gere, Richard Harris, Richard Hell, Richard Pryor, Richard Thomas

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Laurence Olivier

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