Ryszard: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ryszard

Ryszard

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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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Polish equivalent of Richard.
Pronounced: RI-shahrt

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Ryszard Bolesławski, Polish film director.
Ryszard Kaczorowski, was a Polish statesman.

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