Dick Name Meaning & Origin
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?
It's 2015. This is vulgar slang. Go by Rich or Rick.
We were at a restaurant in the 90's, and one of the men we were with was older, named Richard, and always called Dick. He got up during the evening and went to the men's room. He did not return for quite a while and his wife was starting to get worried. She finally went to the men's room, opened the door a smidge, and yelled "Is there a Dick in there?" Needless to say, loud guffawing laughter ensued from the men's room!
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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
Charlie Dick, Patsy Cline's husband
Dickie-Do and the Don'ts, a rock 'n roll group
- Dick in song, story & screen
Dick Grayson, the original Robin in the Batman comic book
Dick Tracy, comic strip, TV series, and film. Dick is a nickname for the word DETECTIVE, which Dick Tracy was.
Dick and Jane, first grade reading books
Jane! Look! See Spot run!
Dick Roman from the show Supernatural
Dicky Harper from TV Series “Nicky,Ricky,Dicky&Dawn”