Usage Ancient Germanic
Other Forms FormsRicharad, Richared, Richrad, Richrat
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 7/22/2007
The first element of this name is derived from the Germanic element rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." This element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." The second element of this Germanic name is derived from Old High German rât "counsel."