Richard Richter in the US

  1. #92,348 Randy Payne
  2. #92,349 Raul Figueroa
  3. #92,350 Ray Jenkins
  4. #92,351 Reed Smith
  5. #92,352 Richard Richter
  6. #92,353 Richard Snell
  7. #92,354 Ricky Cooper
  8. #92,355 Robert Blackman
  9. #92,356 Robert Jaeger
HOME DISCOVER ABOUT
304
people in the U.S. have this name View Richard Richter on WhitePages Raquote

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: occupational name or status name for an arbiter or judge, Middle High German rihtære (from rihten ‘to make right’). The term was used in the Middle Ages mostly to denote a part-time legal official. Such communal conciliators held a position of considerable esteem in rural communities; in eastern Germany the term came to denote a village headman, which was often a hereditary office. It is in this region that the surname is most frequent.
1,082nd in the U.S.

Nicknames & variations

Top state populations

Comments