Ricardo: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ricardo

Ricardo

Pronunciation: ree-KAHR-doh (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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People used to make fun of a guy in school named Ricardo, they'd call him 'Retardo'.

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Ricardo will always be the most special name to me. Ricardo was my first love. Everytime I hear that name my heart jumps and I remember his beautiful face and how much I love him..

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Rico, Rick, Ricky, Ric

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Famous real-life people named Ricardo: | Edit

Ricardo Montalban, actor
Ricardo Montaner, singer

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Ricky Ricardo, Desi Arnaz' character in "I Love Lucy"

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