Richard for a baby name
abbrev. Rich, Richie, Ritchie, Rick, Ricki, Ricky, Dick, Dicky Old German, meaning ‘powerful leader’. A popular name through many decades, it has dropped off in usage in recent years. Famous Richards include three Kings of England, the first of whom is known as Richard the Lionheart. Famous Ritchies include singer Ritchie Valens and Happy Days character Richie Cunningham.