Given Name DICK (1)

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: DIK  [details]

Meaning & History

Medieval diminutive of RICHARD. The change in the initial consonant is said to have been caused by the way the trilled Norman R was pronounced by the English.
FEMININE FORMS: Richelle, Richardine
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Richard, Ricohard (Ancient Germanic), Ricard (Catalan), Richard (Czech), Rikard (Danish), Richard (Dutch), Rikhard, Riku (Finnish), Richard (French), Richard (German), Richárd (Hungarian), Risteárd (Irish), Riccardo (Italian), Rihards, Ričards (Latvian), Ričardas (Lithuanian), Dicun, Hudde (Medieval English), Rikard (Norwegian), Ryszard (Polish), Ricardo (Portuguese), Richard, Riško, Rišo (Slovak), Rihard (Slovene), Ricardo, Rico (Spanish), Rikard (Swedish), Rhisiart (Welsh)

Sources & References

  • Patrick Hanks & Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of First Names (1990)


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Entry updated October 30, 2011