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Richard Name Popularity

How popular is the name Richard? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 21 1,643 0.4666%
1911 20 2,024 0.5435%
1912 19 4,183 0.8295%
1913 19 5,103 0.9%
1914 17 6,668 0.9568%
1915 15 9,143 1.0063%
1916 15 10,131 1.0488%
1917 14 10,911 1.0906%
1918 12 12,317 1.1477%
1919 12 12,436 1.1876%
1920 10 15,010 1.35%
1921 10 16,376 1.4301%
1922 9 17,539 1.5743%
1923 9 18,884 1.686%
1924 8 21,240 1.829%
1925 8 23,270 2.0588%
1926 7 25,145 2.2862%
1927 6 26,767 2.4181%
1928 6 28,796 2.6913%
1929 6 29,572 2.855%
1930 5 32,178 3.0805%
1931 5 31,816 3.2236%
1932 5 31,799 3.2186%
1933 5 31,336 3.3635%
1934 5 33,156 3.4298%
1935 5 33,938 3.4924%
1936 5 33,484 3.476%
1937 5 32,976 3.3465%
1938 5 34,382 3.3585%
1939 5 35,372 3.4774%
1940 5 37,416 3.5202%
1941 5 39,104 3.4744%
1942 5 43,583 3.4514%
1943 5 46,327 3.5486%
1944 5 45,637 3.6823%
1945 5 46,042 3.7753%
1946 5 58,865 3.9893%
1947 5 58,516 3.5055%
1948 7 50,970 3.1929%
1949 7 50,936 3.1664%
1950 7 51,001 3.1675%
1951 7 54,551 3.2174%
1952 7 58,373 3.3441%
1953 7 58,340 3.2964%
1954 7 57,026 3.1196%
1955 7 53,545 2.911%
1956 7 52,891 2.8004%
1957 8 52,397 2.7229%
1958 8 49,941 2.6425%
1959 8 47,173 2.4829%
1960 8 43,561 2.2991%
1961 8 41,112 2.1776%
1962 8 39,409 2.1466%
1963 8 40,787 2.2722%
1964 8 40,098 2.278%
1965 8 36,852 2.2535%
1966 8 34,467 2.2076%
1967 8 33,589 2.2134%
1968 8 32,988 2.1969%
1969 10 31,111 2.0194%
1970 10 30,452 1.9135%
1971 11 26,164 1.7412%
1972 14 22,318 1.6386%
1973 16 19,952 1.539%
1974 17 18,647 1.4347%
1975 16 17,684 1.3762%
1976 19 16,764 1.3007%
1977 20 17,447 1.2943%
1978 22 16,732 1.2445%
1979 25 16,720 1.1858%
1980 26 16,663 1.1396%
1981 27 16,857 1.1468%
1982 27 16,714 1.1185%
1983 27 15,899 1.0774%
1984 27 15,593 1.0482%
1985 28 15,331 1.0101%
1986 29 15,007 0.9942%
1987 30 14,401 0.9437%
1988 32 14,141 0.9074%
1989 33 14,135 0.8759%
1990 35 13,575 0.819%
1991 34 12,552 0.7701%
1992 41 11,326 0.7096%
1993 40 10,227 0.656%
1994 41 9,513 0.6199%
1995 42 8,784 0.5828%
1996 45 8,179 0.5462%
1997 51 7,242 0.4897%
1998 55 6,954 0.4646%
1999 61 6,502 0.4342%
2000 65 6,352 0.4158%
2001 73 5,766 0.3827%
2002 77 5,314 0.3546%
2003 86 5,050 0.3319%
2004 92 4,843 0.3178%
2005 93 4,666 0.3052%
2006 99 4,464 0.2851%
2007 101 4,413 0.2797%
2008 108 4,049 0.262%
2009 114 3,603 0.2411%
2010 126 3,228 0.224%
2011 127 3,153 0.2213%
2012 124 3,013 0.2114%
2013 140 2,789 0.1959%
2014 140 2,873 0.1972%
2015 156 2,648 0.182%
2016 160 2,501 0.1735%
2017 174 2,262 0.1621%
2018 185 2,108 0.1534%
2019 197 1,949 0.144%

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Data via SSA.gov.


Names Like Richard

If you like Richard, you’ll love these other names like Richard.


What names are diminutives of Richard?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Richard sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Richard, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dick

Ten

German

Dickie

Powerful leader

German

Rich

Old; peaceful ruler; powerful leader

German

Rick

A diminutive form of Richard.

German

Rickie

Forever or alone, ruler; powerful leader

Scandinavian

Ricky

Powerful leader; peaceful ruler

German

Ritch

Old

English


What names are variants of Richard?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Richard.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dick

Ten

German

Dickie

Powerful leader

German

Dicky

Powerful leader

German

Raechard

Powerful leader

German

Ric

Forever or alone, ruler; peaceful ruler; powerful leader

Scandinavian

Ricard

Powerful leader

German

Ricardo

Brave ruler

Spanish

Riccardo

Powerful leader

German

Rich

Old; peaceful ruler; powerful leader

German

Richardo

Powerful leader

German

Richart

Powerful leader

German

Richerd

Powerful leader

German

Richie

Old; powerful leader

German

Rick

A diminutive form of Richard.

German

Rickard

Powerful leader

German

Rickert

Powerful leader

German

Rickey

Kindly and loved; powerful leader; powerful leader; peaceful ruler

German

Ricki

Powerful leader; powerful leader; peaceful ruler

German

Rickie

Forever or alone, ruler; powerful leader

Scandinavian

Ricky

Powerful leader; peaceful ruler

German

Rico

Italian

Rikard

Powerful leader

German

Riki

Powerful leader

German

Rikki

Peaceful ruler; powerful leader

German

Riocard

Powerful leader

German

Ritchard

Powerful leader

German

Ritcherd

Powerful leader

German

Ritchie

Old; powerful leader

German

Ritchy

Old; powerful leader

German

Ritchyrd

Powerful leader

German

Ritshard

Powerful leader

German

Ritsherd

Powerful leader

German

Ryszard

Powerful leader

German


What names sound like Richard?

If you like how Richard sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Richard.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rickward

Mighty guardian

English

Rickwerd

Mighty guardian

English


What names are similar to Richard?

Find a name that’s like Richard, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aric

Forever or alone, ruler

Scandinavian

Baldric

Brave ruler

German


Lists With Richard

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Richard.


Siblings of Richard

Mamas with kids named Richard also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Queen

Queen

English

Isis

Egyptian

Simon

He has heard

Hebrew

Charlotte

Free man

French

Addison

Son of Adam

English

Paityn

Unknown

Sara

Princess

Hebrew

Jackson

Son of Jack

English

5 Comments

  1. He’s named after my husband and his father; Richard Alan III.

  2. Named after his father

  3. I Named My Son After His Great Granpa, Great Uncle & Uncle. I Loved This Name And Actually Wanted To Name My First Son Richard But Ended Up Going A Different Route. So This Time Around I Finally Get My Baby Richy.

  4. He’s full of energy, and a great big smile. This kid is sure to wow everyone he’s in contact with. He loves to tinker, and build stuff, he also loves bugs!

  5. I chose Richard because my dad name is Richard.
    What I dont like is that people call him dick..
    He is a happy baby


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