Richard Doose in the US

  1. #19,454,042 Richard Dooher
  2. #19,454,043 Richard Doolen
  3. #19,454,044 Richard Doores
  4. #19,454,045 Richard Doornink
  5. #19,454,046 Richard Doose
  6. #19,454,047 Richard Dopheide
  7. #19,454,048 Richard Dopkin
  8. #19,454,049 Richard Doporto
  9. #19,454,050 Richard Doppes
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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.
Dutch: of uncertain origin. Debrabandere proposes D’Hoossche as a source; possibly a reflex of de Hoofsche, a nickname for someone with courtly manners.
62,085th in the U.S.

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