Skip to main content

Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Rich and powerful ruler

How Popular Is The Name Richardson

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.

Famous people with this last name

Join the Family

Your partner in parenting from baby name inspiration to college planning.

Subscribe