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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 9 years ago

Is Richard A Medieval Name?

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  • 9 years ago
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    RICHARD

    Gender: Masculine

    Usage: English, French, German, Czech, Dutch, Ancient Germanic

    Pronounced: RICH-ərd (English), ree-SHAR (French), RIKH-ahrt (German)

    Means "brave power", derived from the Germanic elements ric "power, rule" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it has been very common there since that time.

    Edward the Confessor returned to England from Normandy (France) in 1041 and the Normans conquered England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Classic Norman rule ended around 1154 with the rise of the Plantagenets.

    For Medieval times (the Middle Ages), the most common time frame is approximately 500-1500 C.E. so, yes, Richard is a Medieval name.

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  • 9 years ago

    Richard was name that came long before the Medieval age and it's the name of many people today both my dad and grandpa are named Richard

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  • 9 years ago

    Yes

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Not at all. Richard the Lionheart was around before the middle ages.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yes.

    Richard III King of England. He also a friend of Robin Locksley AKA Robin Hood.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yes......... :)

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