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:
“Stay on the beach. The natives over there are cannibals. They eat liars with the same enthusiasm as they eat honest men.”
—Earl Felton, and Richard Fleischer. Captain Nemo (James Mason)