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- Cognates. French: Richard. Irish: Ristéard. ... Hungarian: Richárd Chinese: Xing Jian.
- Technically the poster is right -- so I added "Transliterations" --达伟 (talk) 11:21, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
"Ric + hard?" Seriously? That's hilarious! How about ricce + -ward: wealthy/powerful/leading/noble-like? Sheesh. I want a citation for the "hard" bit. Odd, also, isn't it, that we have so many in Romance language areas. <sigh>
Anyway, this should be a standard disambiguation, and not a celebration of the name. Look at any other first name, where folks are known by it (e.g. Hugh). The fact that this page has its origins in an overly zealous kiddiewiki is one of those cases where I wonder why we try so hard to preserve things, rather than deleting and starting over. Geogre 17:05, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Due to the german expansion while and after the existence of the Roman Empire, the name "Richard" was spread through many of the roman possesions. Tis is the reason why there are "Richards" in many of the Romanic languages. --Emperor Richard 22:59, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
First name articles are almost always either saints or disambiguations. They are not pronunciation guides or, worse yet, replications of Wiktionary. This article has been rewritten to follow suit, and it is now a disambiguation. Those interested in learning a spurious etymology of the name and a list of Richards that aren't in a List article can see the history prior to this edit. Sorry for being so snide about it, but we have long precedent, and folks ought to know not to duplicate Wiktionary in Wikipedia. Geogre 04:45, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)
There are thousands of people named Richard, or a variant thereof, and I suspect that there are hundreds of articles about notable people by this name on Wikipedia as well. We should trim this infinite list down to those who are known as "Richard" in the singular form, or remove the lists all together and focus our writing on the name itself. (jarbarf) 17:36, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
Has anyone ever heard of anyone named Richard being called Hecka? ((richard s. va 16:37 08/13/2007))
- I'd like to know that too since I have no clue. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 09:46, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2030/what-came-first-dick-or-dick Straight Dope August 22, 2002 - Richard-of-Earth (talk) 08:38, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Link to list all Richards needed
Almost certainly, but shouldn't be listed without a reference. --Thnidu (talk) 14:30, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
- Apparently not as a whole. Contrary to my off-the-cuff opinion ↑↑ earlier today, what I've been able to find about it indicates that only the first element, ric- (rîcja), is in common. These are from the website Behind the Name (whose header warns Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed). All were contributed on 7/22/2007 by user "Lucille", who further edited the second and third on 2/2/2008.
- Given Name RECCARED
USAGE: Ancient Germanic, History
OTHER FORMS: Recared, Recarid, Recchared
Meaning & History: This is most likely a form of Ricarad, though it may also be a form of Ricarid (which is less likely, because the element in Ricarid was rarely used by the ancient Germans). Reccared was the name of a 6th-century king of the Visigoths.
- Given Name RICARAD
OTHER FORMS: Richarad, Richared, Richrad, Richrat
Meaning & History: The first element of this name is derived from the Germanic element rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." This element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." The second element of this Germanic name is derived from Old High German rât "counsel."
- Given Name RICARID
OTHER FORMS: Racharid
Meaning & History: The first element of this name is derived from the Germanic element rîcja "powerful, strong, mighty." This element is also closely related to Celtic rîg or rix and Gothic reiks, which all mean "king, ruler." The second element of this Germanic name is derived from Anglo-Saxon ridan "to ride."
- Given Name RECCARED
- --Thnidu (talk) 23:09, 1 August 2015 (UTC)