The first or given name Richard derives from German, French, and English "ric" (ruler, leader, king) and "hard" (strong, brave, court), therefore it means "powerful leader" as well as "King's Court". The name Richard is most often used as a boy name or male name.
Richard is a typical name in many Germanic languages, including English, German, Swedish and Dutch.
Famous quotes containing the word richard:
“I would be a winner because I was a loser! Thats right. I dream of failure every night of my life, and thats my secret. To make it in this rat race you have to dream of failing every day. I mean, that is reality.”
—Donald Freed, U.S. screenwriter, and Arnold M. Stone. Robert Altman. Richard Nixon (Philip Baker Hall)