Richard Chmiel in the US

  1. #1,131,178 Richard Caudell
  2. #1,131,179 Richard Cavender
  3. #1,131,180 Richard Cerniglia
  4. #1,131,181 Richard Chiasson
  5. #1,131,182 Richard Chmiel
  6. #1,131,183 Richard Clinger
  7. #1,131,184 Richard Coatney
  8. #1,131,185 Richard Coller
  9. #1,131,186 Richard Constant
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Meaning & Origins

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.
Polish and Jewish (from Poland): from Polish chmiel ‘hops’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower of hops. It may also be from any of various places in Poland named with this word.
16,037th in the U.S.

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