Boy name origins & meanings
- English : Rich and powerful ruler
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English : patronymic from the personal name Richard. This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.
- An early English bearer of the common name Richardson, Francis Richardson emigrated to America in 1681 as a member of the Society of Friends. His grandson was a respected silversmith from Philadelphia, PA.