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Information on Richard -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

Richard means "Powerful ruler." This page of the eMedTV library provides more information related to the name Richard.

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Richard is from Old German meaning Powerful ruler.
Alternates for Richard include: Dick, Dickie, Dicky, Ric, Ricard, Ricardo, Riccardo, Rich, Richardo, and Richart
Richard is associated with these categories: Shakespeare, US Presidents, King, British Royalty, Popular, and Old Fashioned
Famous stagenames related to Richard
Little Richard was born Richard Penniman.

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