- Richard is a male name of French origin.
An example of Richard is President Nixon's first name.
A statue of King Richard I of England.
Richard definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English Rycharde ; from Old French Richard ; from Old High German Richart ; from Germanic an unverified form rik-, king (akin to Classical Latin rex: see right) plush an unverified form harthuz, strong: for Indo-European base see hard
- 1367-1400; king of England (1377-99): last Plantagenet king; deposed: son of Edward, the Black Prince
- 1452-85; king of England (1483-85): last king of the house of York
Richard definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Joseph Henri Maurice Known as “Rocket.” 1921-2000.