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The name Richard is of Germanic origin, and means strong in rule.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Richard has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Richard
Use of the Name Richard for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
2,516,265 1,108,636 276,479 64,781 27,176 9,800 4,780
The table below indicates the number of times the name Richard has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Richard
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188023728  
188122641  
188222749  
188321649  
188423748  
188526672  
1886237218818
188725623  
188826774  
188924712  
189024744  
189127609  
189227803  
189326732  
189425809  
189531727  
189626834  
189731704  
189826874  
189928744  
1900231,155  
190126784  
190226909  
190326866  
190424959  
1905221,036  
1906231,084  
1907221,236  
1908231,244  
1909211,424  
1910211,653  
1911202,028  
1912194,182  
1913195,101  
1914176,677  
1915159,150  
19161510,146  
19171410,917  
19181212,330  
19191212,47080976
19201015,006  
19211016,37188271
1922917,55985175
1923918,87383378
1924821,26177094
1925823,277712108
1926725,119656122
1927626,758558162
1928628,738488198
1929629,555469203
1930532,110532164
1931531,763542149
1932531,769552139
1933531,276570126
1934533,140564129
1935533,899562130
1936533,46768595
1937532,927627118
1938534,357618122
1939535,406662106
1940537,401665108
1941539,036655118
1942543,559659130
1943546,121700119
1944545,54478895
1945546,018709111
1946558,614752119
1947558,332717141
1948750,839784121
1949750,817828113
1950750,96490597
1951754,31195296
1952758,339904105
1953758,187790136
1954756,968939106
1955753,468871126
1956752,816877130
1957852,374962116
1958849,906945120
1959847,173919129
1960843,526958125
1961841,066950130
1962839,409887142
1963840,767852151
1964840,077897135
1965836,837861135
1966834,437823147
1967833,561768165
1968832,974788162
19691031,077775174
19701030,432845160
19711126,117915143
19721422,307903139
19731619,944906138
19741718,623  
19751617,678963130
19761916,747998127
19772017,427  
19782116,719  
19792516,695  
19802616,632  
19812716,833  
19822716,697  
19832715,866  
19842715,575  
19852815,315  
19862914,993  
19873014,387  
19883214,114  
19893314,122  
19903513,574  
19913412,536  
19924011,323  
19934010,221  
1994419,510  
1995428,773  
1996458,177  
1997517,233  
1998556,945  
1999616,477  
2000656,336  
2001735,748  
2002775,292  
2003865,020  
2004924,780  
Totals:  2,516,265 7,112

During the last 125 years, parents have used Richard as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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