Richmond 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 Richmond mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Richmond

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from the United States and Ghana agree the name Richmond is of African origin and means "Wealthy man".
  2. A submission from Philippines says the name Richmond means "Extra special" and is of English origin.
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  1. Capital of the state of Virginia located in the east central part of the state; was capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War

From Middle English Rychemund, from an name cognate to French Richemont (“town in Normandy”). Equivalent to rich +‎ mound.

  1. A common place name (Richmonds on Wikipedia):
    1. A town in the City of Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia.
    2. A town and locality in the Shire of Richmond, Queensland, Australia.
    3. An urban inner suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.
    4. A town in Tasmania, Australia.
    5. An inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    6. A city on Lulu Island, in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    7. A residential neighbourhood of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
    8. A former urban neighbourhood of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
    9. A market town in North Yorkshire, England.
    10. A village and former municipality of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
    11. A rural community in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
    12. A town in the region of Estrie, Quebec, Canada.
    13. A town in south-west London (properly Richmond upon Thames).
    14. A market town and civil parish of North Yorkshire, England.
    15. A suburb of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England (OS grid ref SK4085).
    16. A townland in County Tipperary, Ireland.
    17. A market town in the parish of Saint Mary parish, Jamaica.
    18. A town in the South Island, New Zealand, headquarters of Tasman district.
    19. A minor suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand.
    20. A small settlement in North Otago district, Otago, New Zealand.
    21. A town in the Karoo region, Northern Cape, South Africa.
    22. A town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
    23. An unincorporated community in Dallas County, Alabama, United States, also known as Warrenton.
    24. An unincorporated community in Little River County, Arkansas, United States.
    25. A sizable port city in Contra Costa County, California, United States.
    26. A neighborhood of San Francisco, California, United States; in full, the Richmond District.
    27. A village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States.
    28. A city, the county seat of Wayne County, Indiana, United States.
    29. A tiny city in Franklin County, Kansas, United States.
    30. A home rule city, the county seat of Madison County, Kentucky, United States.
    31. A village in Madison Parish, Louisiana, United States.
    32. A town and census-designated place in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States.
    33. A town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States.
    34. A city in Macomb County and St. Clair County, Michigan, United States.
    35. A small city in Stearns County, Stearns, United States.
    36. A city, the county seat of Ray County, Missouri, United States.
    37. A town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States.
    38. A town in Ontario County, New York, United States.
    39. (archaic) A former borough of New York City; since 1975, the borough of Staten Island.
    40. A village in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States.
    41. An unincorporated community in Wheeler County, Oregon, United States.
    42. A neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States.
    43. A town in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States.
    44. A city, the county seat of Fort Bend County, Texas, United States.
    45. A small city in Cache County, Utah, United States.
    46. A town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States.
    47. The capital city of Virginia, United States.
    48. A town in Shawano County, Wisconsin, United States.
    49. A town in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States.
    50. A town and unincorporated community in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States.
  2. An English dukedom.
  3. A surname​ derived from the English place name.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Richmond

Notable Persons Named Richmond

John Carradine

John Carradine was an actor. He was most prominent from 1930 to 1988. John was given the name Richmond Reed Carradine on February 5th, 1906 in New York City, New York, US. John is also known as Peter Richmond. He died on November 27th, 1988.

Richmond Arquette

Richmond Arquette is an actor. His ongoing career started in 1993. Richmond was born as the child of Lewis Arquette on August 21st, 1963 in New York City, New York, U.S.

Richmond Boakye

Richmond Boakye is a soccer player for the U.S. Latina Calcio, Bechem United FC, Genoa C.F.C., U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, Elche CF, Atalanta B.C., Roda JC Kerkrade, Ghana national under-20 football team, Ghana national under-23 football team, and Ghana national football team. Richmond was born on January 28th, 1993 in Agogo, Ghana.

Richmond K. Turner

Richmond K. Turner is a military person. His military service ended in 1947.

Richmond Barthé

Richmond Barthé was an artist in the field of sculpture. Richmond was born on January 28th, 1901 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He died on March 5th, 1989.

Richmond Laryea

Richmond Laryea is a soccer player for the Orlando City SC, Akron Zips men's soccer, and Canada men's national under-18 soccer team. Richmond was born on January 7th, 1995 in Toronto.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Richmond

Notable Persons With the Last Name Richmond

The Lord Hague of Richmond

The Lord Hague of Richmond is a for Richmond (Yorks), First Secretary of State, Leader of the House of Commons, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth Affairs, Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Conservative Party. The was born on March 26th, 1961 in Rotherham.

Jeff Richmond

Jeff Richmond is a composer, actor, television producer, television director, producer, and director. Jeff was given the name Jeffrey Wayne Richmond on January 7th, 1961 in Garrettsville, Ohio. Jeff is also known as Jeff Richmond.

Mitch Richmond

Mitch Richmond is a basketball player for the St. John's Red Storm, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, Los Angeles Lakers, and St. John's Red Storm men's basketball in the Big East Conference. Mitch was born on June 30th, 1965 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Cedric Richmond

Cedric was born on September 13th, 1973 in New Orleans.

The Duke of Richmond

The Duke of Richmond is an office holder. The was born on September 19th, 1929.

Tim Richmond

Tim Richmond is a nascar driver.

  • Branscombe Richmond
    Character Actor
  • The Baroness Hale of Richmond
  • David Richmond
  • The Duke of Richmond
    Office Holder
  • Bill Richmond
  • Dannie Richmond
  • John Richmond
  • The Lord Watson of Richmond
  • Lee Richmond
    Baseball Player
  • Scott Richmond
    Baseball Player
  • The Lord Holmes of Richmond
  • Frederick William Richmond
  • Clubroot
    Record Producer
  • Julius Richmond
    Office Holder

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Richmond U.S.
  White 71.72% 64.26%
  African American 22.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Richmond

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

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Fun Facts about the name Richmond

  • What name lists does Richmond rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Richmond? Richmond is the 4,344th most popular name of all time. As a last name Richmond was the 934th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Richmond have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,199 babies born with the first name Richmond in the United States. That's more than enough people named Richmond to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Richmond? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Richmond first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Richmond is Monday, April 3rd, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Richmond born? The highest recorded use of the first name Richmond was in 1921 with a total of 73 babies.
  • Random Richmond Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Richmond is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Richmond: The name spelled backwards is Dnomhcir. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Dhmroicn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Richmond? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 37,053 people with the last name Richmond.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Richmond? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Richmond as their last name.
  • Richmond name meaning

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