Richard

powerful leader
ORIGIN: German
POPULARITY: 301
Richard as a boy's name is pronounced RICH-erd. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Richard is "powerful leader".
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A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, Richard is the Duke of Gloucester. Born on August 26, 1944, he stayed out of the royal spotlight. Instead he graduated from Cambridge with a degree in architecture and joined a London architecture firm. But his career was short-lived. When his unmarried older brother, William, was killed in a plane crash in 1972, it was up to Richard to take over managing the family estate, Barnwell Manor. Today he carries out royal engagements and supports many charities, some of which are architect-related.

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