Richard Kastl in the US

  1. #7,635,486 Richard Kaskey
  2. #7,635,487 Richard Kasky
  3. #7,635,488 Richard Kassa
  4. #7,635,489 Richard Kassube
  5. #7,635,490 Richard Kastl
  6. #7,635,491 Richard Kastory
  7. #7,635,492 Richard Kastrava
  8. #7,635,493 Richard Kaszynski
  9. #7,635,494 Richard Katich
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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.
German (also Kästl): 1. from a pet form of the saint's name Castulus, itself a diminutive of the Latin adjective castus ‘chaste’. 2. habitational name from any of various places so named in Bavaria. 3. from an old personal name related to Old High German, Middle High German gast ‘guest’, earlier ‘foreign warrior’.
34,558th in the U.S.

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