Richard Felter in the US

  1. #1,065,422 Richard Endicott
  2. #1,065,423 Richard Enlow
  3. #1,065,424 Richard Estey
  4. #1,065,425 Richard Euler
  5. #1,065,426 Richard Felter
  6. #1,065,427 Richard Felty
  7. #1,065,428 Richard Ferretti
  8. #1,065,429 Richard Fleisher
  9. #1,065,430 Richard Fralick
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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.
German: 1. habitational name for someone from any of several places named Felten or Velten. 2. shortened form of any of various habitational names or topographic names formed with -feld ‘open country’ (see Feld), as for example Kleinfelder. 3. variant of Falter.
16,131st in the U.S.

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