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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 FormsRichelle, Richardine
Other Languages & CulturesRichard, 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 SpellingDick (2)

Sources & References

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

Categories

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Entry updated October 30, 2011