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DIMINUTIVE OF:
ricardo
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > germanic > west germanic > german
ORIGIN:
germanic 
NAME ROOT:
*RīKIJAZ *HARDUZ / *HARDU- > RICOHARD
MEANING:
This name derives from the Low German name “Ricohard”, composed of two elements “*rīkijaz” (kingly, royal, noble, mighty, distinguished, powerful, rich) plus “*harduz / *hardu-” (hard, strong, brave, valiant, powerful). In turn, the name means “power and brave commander, powerful leader”. 1) Richard I (the Lionheart) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy (as Richard IV), Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Count of Nantes, and Overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period. 2) Richard of Chichester is a Saint (canonized in 1262) who was Bishop of Chichester. His original shrine in Chichester cathedral was a richly-decorated center of pilgrimage which was destroyed in 1538.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS) / RELIGION (BISHOPS)

Usage

  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
richard
FEMININE
english
richelle, richardine, richmal, rickena, rikki
PET & SHORT FORM
english
rickey, ricki, rickie, ricky, richie, ritchie, dick, rich, dickie, dicky, dickey

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
Ancient Germanic - Latinized
ricardus, richardus

albanian
rikard
ancient germanic
richard, rihard, richart, ricohard, richhart, rihhard, riccard, rikhart, rihart, rickart, hrihhart, hrichart
armenian
Hrikʿartos
belarusian
ricard
bosnian
rikard
bulgarian
ricard
catalan
ricard
croatian
rikard, ričard
czech
richard
danish
richard, rikard, ricard, ricardt, richardo, richardt, richart, rikardt
dutch
richard, ryker
estonian
richard
faroese
rikard
finnish
richard, rikhard, rikard, richart, rickard, rikaarti, rikaartti, rikartti, rikhaartti
french
richard
german
richard
greek
Ricárdos
greenlandic
richard, richardt, Ríkarte
hungarian - magyar
richÁrd, rikárd, rikárdó
icelandic
richard, rikard, ríkharð, rikarðr, richarður, ríkarð, ríkarður, rikharð, rikhartti, rikkaarti, rikkaartti
iranian
rîşarê
irish
ríkharð, risteárd, Ristéard
italian
riccardo, ricardo, ricciardo, riciardo, rizzardo
latvian
ričards, rihards
lithuanian
ričardas, rikardas
norwegian
richard, rikhard, rikard, ricard, richardt, richart, rickard
old danish
richard, rikard
old norse
rikard, rikarðr
old swedish
rikard, richert
polish
ryszard
portuguese
ricardo
romanian
ricardo
russian
ricard
sami - lapps
rikkar
scottish
rhisiart, Ruiseart
serbian
ričard
slovak
richard, rišo, riško
slovene
rihard
spanish
ricardo
swedish
richard, rikhard, rikard, ricard, rekard, rekål, ricardt, richardo, richardt, richart, richert, rickard, rickert
ukrainian
richard, ricard
welsh
richard

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5
Numerological Values:
5

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Chakra Number:
5: The number of the Throat Chakra "Vishuddha"

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Color meaning:

The color blue is one of trust, honesty and loyalty. It is sincere, reserved and quiet, and doesn't like to make a fuss or draw attention. Blue hates confrontation, and likes to do things in its own way. From a color psychology perspective, blue is reliable and responsible. This color exhibits an inner security and confidence. You can rely on it to take control and do the right thing in difficult times. It has a need for order and direction in its life, including its living and work spaces.

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