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FOR REAL: Brought to England by the Normans, Richard is derived from the Germanic elements ric "power, rule" and hard "brave, hardy".

diminutives: Rick, Ricky, Dick, Dicky, Rich, Richie. medieval diminutives: Hitch, Hick

related names: the surnames Hitchcock, Hicks, Hix, Dickens, Ritchie and Dixon all come from the name Richard.