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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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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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
Dick Roman from the show Supernatural

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