Pronounced: HREES (Welsh), REES (English)
Means "enthusiasm" in Welsh, ardent, and stream .
Several Welsh rulers have borne this name.
Usage: English, French, German, Czech, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
Pronounced: RICH-ərd (English), ree-SHAR (French), RIKH-ahrt (German)
Means "brave power", derived from the Germanic elements ric "power, rule" and hard "brave, hardy". The Normans introduced this name to Britain, and it has been very common there since that time. It was borne by three kings of England including Richard I the Lionheart, leader of the Third Crusade in the 12th century.