Richard

Richard - A very unique male name



  Apr 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Richard, meaning dominant ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #21. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Richard and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Richard? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Richard. The baby boy name Richard was given to 2,986 baby boys in 2012, ranking #124 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 550 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Richard peaked in popularity 87 years ago in 1930 on position 5.



Famous with this name

Richard Burton
Richard Kind
Richard Armitage


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Richard is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Richard is currently topping the baby name charts in Connecticut at position #91 - and is the least popular in Kansas at position #248.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Richard is where you live.


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Richard origin and meaning

Richard is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means dominant ruler. To see famous people named Richard, pop culture references for the name Richard and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Richard

We've found the following names that sound similar to Richard, sorted by popularity.

Ricardo / Rashard / Richardo / Riccardo / Richardson / Reshard / Ricard / Recardo / Ricahrd / Rickard /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012124
2011127
2010127
2009114
2008108
2007100
200699
200594
200492
200386
200277
200173
200065
199961
199855
199751
199645
199542
199441
199340
199241
199134
199035
198933
198832
198730
198629
198528
198427
198327
198227
198127
198026
197925
197822
197720
197619
197516
197417
197316
197214
197111
197010
196910
19688
19678
19668
19658
19648
19638
19628
19618
19608
19598
19588
19578
19567
19557
19547
19537
19527
19517
19507
19497
19487
19475
19465
19455
19445
19435
19425
19415
19405
19395
19385
19375
19365
19355
19345
19335
19325
19315
19305
19296
19286
19276
19267
19258
19248
19239
19229
192110
192010
191912
191812
191714
191615
191515
191417
191319
191219
191120
191021

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Connecticut91
West Virginia95
Alabama96
Hawaii97
Maine99
New York103
Arizona103
New Jersey105
New Mexico105
Pennsylvania107
South Carolina111
Florida112
California113
New Hampshire117
District of Columbia119
Mississippi119
Georgia119
Virginia119
Alaska122
North Carolina124
Delaware126
Michigan127
Massachusetts130
Rhode Island131
Ohio136
Texas136
Nevada137
Washington139
Maryland142
Tennessee148
Montana154
Louisiana157
Oregon160
Colorado166
Indiana167
Nebraska177
Utah180
Kentucky184
Illinois185
Oklahoma187
Arkansas209
Idaho214
Missouri215
Wisconsin215
Iowa220
North Dakota228
Minnesota233
Kansas248

Even more about Richard


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Richard a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Richard?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1930
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Richard
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 550
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,986

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