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Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. DIK
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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 FormRichardine
Other Languages & CulturesRichard, Ricohard(Ancient Germanic) Ricard(Catalan) Richard(Czech) Rikard, Rickard(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, Rickard(Norwegian) Ryszard(Polish) Ricardo(Portuguese) Richard, Riško, Rišo(Slovak) Rihard(Slovene) Ricardo, Rico(Spanish) Rikard, Rickard(Swedish) Rhisiart(Welsh)
Same SpellingDick (2)

Sources & References

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

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