Dick: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dick

Dick

Pronunciation: DIK (key)

Origin of the name Richard:

A borrowing from the Old French, Richard is derived from the Old High German Richart, a compound name composed from the elements rík, rīc (power, ruler) and hard (strong, brave, hardy): hence, "brave ruler." The name, introduced by the Normans, was borne by three kings of England. The first was Richard I (1157 - 99), called Richard the Lion-Hearted, the leader of the Third Crusade.

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Related Names:

Richard, Rick

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Dick is also a not-very-nice word for those of you who don't know.

Don't even think about it.

Who would do this to their child?

Dick is a nickname for Richard. Is also another word for "penis".

Dick is just a nickname for Richard. I thought this was common knowledge.

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Personal experiences with the name Dick: | Edit

I love this name because I love Batman (1966) and Robin's real name is Dick!

There were a lot of guys named Dick (nickname for Richard) when I was in school, and nobody thought anything of it. Then later people started calling a penis a "dink" and then later a "dick". Then the nickname Dick was totally unacceptable! I wonder if a lot of old guys who were called Dick are now calling themselves Richard or Rick?

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penis

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Famous real-life people named Dick: | Edit

Dick Cheney, former U.S. Vice President
Dick Van Dyke, American actor
Dick Cavett, former talk show host
Andy Dick, American actor

Dick in song, story & screen: | Edit

Dick Grayson, the original Robin in the Batman comic book
Dick Tracy, comic strip, TV series, and film
Dick and Jane, first grade reading books

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Sexy?

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