Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: King
Main Origin Language: German
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In 2017 the name Richard...

• was given to 2,269 baby boys
• was the 175th most popular name for baby boys
• was 48% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Deleware, Alabama, and Pennsylvania
• was least popular in Vermont, North Dakota, and Wyoming
• was about as popular as Hayden and Miguel
Babies Named Richard Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Richard...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1952
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 2017
• is 94% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 69% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Raymond, Edward, Vernon, Charlene, Juanita, Norma
• has the most opposite popularity history to Vicente, Ian, Rafael, Noemi, Annalisa, Luisa
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Richard Per State
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Geographically the name Richard...

• 13% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Paul, Tristan, Cameron, Arianna, Bella, Sarah
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Archer, Bowen, Charlie, Ivy, Ellie, Opal
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Richard by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Richard are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Richard will be the only kid named Richard in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Richard compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Richard rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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