- 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.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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
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, Joseph Henri Maurice Known as “Rocket.” 1921-2000.