Richard Cantalupo in the US

  1. #6,367,451 Richard Canida
  2. #6,367,452 Richard Canizares
  3. #6,367,453 Richard Canright
  4. #6,367,454 Richard Cantagallo
  5. #6,367,455 Richard Cantalupo
  6. #6,367,456 Richard Cantey
  7. #6,367,457 Richard Cantrelle
  8. #6,367,458 Richard Canupp
  9. #6,367,459 Richard Canzenza
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One of the most enduringly successful of the Old French personal names introduced into Britain by the Normans. It is of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from rīc ‘power’ + hard ‘strong, hardy’. It has enjoyed continuous popularity in England from the Conquest to the present day, influenced by the fact that it was borne by three kings of England, in particular Richard I (1157–99). He was king for only ten years (1189–99), most of which he spent in warfare abroad, taking part in the Third Crusade and costing the people of England considerable sums in taxes. Nevertheless, he achieved the status of a folk hero, and was never in England long enough to disappoint popular faith in his goodness and justice. He was also Duke of Aquitaine and Normandy and Count of Anjou, fiefs which he held at a time of maximum English expansion in France. His exploits as a leader of the Third Crusade earned him the nickname ‘Coeur de Lion’ or ‘Lionheart’ and a permanent place in popular imagination, in which he was even more firmly enshrined by Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe (1820).
8th in the U.S.
Italian: habitational name from any of various places in Italy named or named with Cantalupo, thought to be a grimly humorous name derived from Latin cantare ‘to sing’ + lupus ‘wolf’, i.e. denoting a settlement where the wolves could be heard howling in the uncleared woods around. This is a widespread place name but some scholars now dispute its derivation, believing it to have been altered by folk etymology.
37,384th in the U.S.

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