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Richard (M)>

Richard (male)

Variants:Rhisiart (M) Ric (M) Ricardo (M) Ricardus (M) Riccardo (M) Richardus (M) Rickert (M) Rikard (M) Rikert (M) Ristéard (M) Ruiscart (M) Ruiseart (M) Ryszard (M)
Diminutive(s):Rich (M) Richd (M)
Pet Name(s):Dick (M) Dickie (M) Dickon (M) Dicky (M) Ric (M) Richie (M) Rick (M) Rickie (M) Ricky (M) Ritchie (M)
Can be spelt:Richerd (M) Ritchard (M) Ritcherd (M)
Feminine form:Ricarda (F) Richenda (F) Richmal (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English, French, German and Czech from Old German "hardy ruler".

In old documents in Latin, Richard was represented by Ricardus or Richardus, with appropriate case endings; a number of abbreviations were also found, notably: Ric, Richdus and Ricus.