Rich Name Meaning

English: nickname for a wealthy man (or perhaps in some cases an ironic nickname for a pauper), from Middle English, Old French riche ‘rich’, ‘wealthy’ (of Germanic origin, akin to Germanic ric ‘power(ful)’). English: from a medieval personal name, a short form of Richard, or less commonly of some other compound name with this first element. English: habitational name from the lost village of Riche in Lincolnshire, apparently so named from an Old English element ric ‘stream’ or, here, ‘drainage channel’. Some early forms of the surname, such as Ricardus de la riche (Hampshire 1200) and Alexander atte Riche (Sussex 1296) probably derive from minor places named with this element in southern counties, as for example Glynde Reach in Sussex. Americanized form of German Reich.

List of People with Surname Rich

According to our database, there are a total of 12,845 people with the surname Rich. Among these people surnamed Rich, there are about 1,582 unique names, with an average of 8 people who have the same name. Justin Rich, Brittany Rich and Norma Rich are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Rich, with 60, 56 and 48 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Rich, with a total of 1,088 people, and there are a total of 619 unique names among these people. Florida is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Rich, with a total of 985 people and an average of 562 unique names.