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.

Categories

American Dad characters, DC Comics characters, diminutives, Discworld characters, Mad Men characters, medieval, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy characters
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)
SAME SPELLING: Dick (2)
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Sources & References

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