Richardson name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Richardson mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Richardson

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Richardson means "Son of 'Ric' 'Hard', meaning 'hard man' in ancient Norse" and is of Norwegian origin.
  2. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Richardson means "Hard" and is of African origin.
  3. A submission from Ghana says the name Richardson means "Powerful and hard".
  4. According to a user from Massachusetts, U.S., the name Richardson means "Son of richard".
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International Interest
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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
  2. United States architect (1838-1886)

From Richard +‎ -son.

  1. An English patronymic surname​.
  2. A suburb of Canberra, Australia.
  3. An unincorporated community in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
  4. A city in Dallas County and Collin County, Texas, United States; affluent inner suburb of Dallas.
  5. An unincorporated community in Calhoun County, West Virginia.
  6. An unincorporated community in the town of Clayton, Polk County, Wisconsin.

Notable Persons Named Richardson

Notable Persons Named Richardson

Richardson Dilworth

Richardson Dilworth was a Mayor of Philadelphia and District Attorney of Philadelphia. Richardson was born on August 29th, 1898. He passed away on January 23rd, 1974.


Richardson was born on October 9th, 1892. She passed away on November 12th, 1946.

Richardson Clover

Richardson Clover is a united states board on geographic names. His military service ended in 1908.

Richardson Smith

Richardson Smith is a soccer player for the C.D. Marathón, Real C.D. España, Correcaminos UAT, Peñarol, Club Universidad de Guadalajara, and Honduras national football team. Richardson was born on February 24th, 1963 in San Pedro Sula.

Richardson Pack

Richardson was born on November 29th, 1692. He passed away in 1728.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Richardson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Richardson

Natasha Richardson

Natasha Richardson was an actress. She was most prominent from 1968 to 2009. Natasha was given the name Natasha Jane Richardson by her parents Tony Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave on May 11th, 1963 in Marylebone, London, England, UK. She died on March 18th, 2009.

Haley Lu Richardson

Haley Lu Richardson is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Haley was born on March 7th, 1995 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

Joely Richardson

Joely Richardson is an actress. She was most active from 1968 to 1968. Joely was given the name Joely Kim Richardson by her parents Tony Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave on January 9th, 1965 in Marylebone, London, England.

Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson is a pop music singing, songwriter, model (people), actor, and composer. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1993 to present. Kevin was given the name Kevin Scott Richardson on October 3rd, 1971 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Miranda Richardson

Miranda Richardson is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1979 to present. Miranda was given the name Miranda Jane Richardson on March 3rd, 1958 in Southport, England.

The Big Bopper

The Big Bopper was a rock, roll, rockabilly, and country music musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most active from 1954 to present. The was given the name Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. on October 24th, 1930 in Sabine Pass, Texas, U.S. He passed away on February 3rd, 1959.

  • Kevin Michael Richardson
  • Anna Richardson
    Television Presenter
  • Patricia Richardson
  • Helen Khan
  • Jon Richardson
  • Tony Richardson
  • LaTanya Richardson
  • Darren McGavin
  • Terry Richardson
    Fashion Photography
  • Bill Richardson
    9th United States Secretary of Energy
  • Salli Richardson
  • Kevin Richardson
    Animal Behaviourist
  • John Richardson
  • Trent Richardson
    Football Player

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Richardson U.S.
  White 59.70% 64.26%
  African American 33.63% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.10% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Richardson

People with the last name Richardson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Richardson

  • What name lists does Richardson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Richardson? Richardson is the 14,876th most popular name of all time. As a last name Richardson was the 80th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Richardson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 610 babies born with the first name Richardson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Richardson to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Richardson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Richardson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Richardson is Monday, August 17th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Richardson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Richardson was in 2000 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Richardson Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Richardson is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Richardson: The name spelled backwards is Nosdrahcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Crndhrsoai. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Richardson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 259,798 people with the last name Richardson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Richardson? Richardson was ranked as the 80th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Richardson name meaning

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