Dick: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dick
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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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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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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Dick Cheney, former U.S. Vice President
Dick Van Dyke, American actor
Dick Cavett, former talk show host
Andy Dick, American actor
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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