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:
“So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.”
—Edwin Arlington Robinson (18691935)
“Methinks King Richard and myself should meet
With no less terror than the elements
Of fire and water, when their thundering shock
At meeting tears the cloudy cheeks of heaven.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Resolve to winperiodbecause that is the American system. You take either sideit doesnt even matter which oneand you go on the attack.”
—Donald Freed, U.S. screenwriter, and Arnold M. Stone. Robert Altman. Richard Nixon (Philip Baker Hall)