Meaning and Origin of: Richey

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First name origins & meanings:

  • American : Leader

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • German : from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rīc ‘power(ful)’ (see Reich), or from the female personal name Rikheit, from rīc + suffix -heit ‘way of being’.
  • Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reiche or Ritsche (see Ritchey 2).
  • English and northern Irish : variant spelling of Ritchie.