First recorded in 1545. Ultimately from Old High German. Cognate to German and English Richard.
- A male given name.
- A transliteration of the German male given name Richard.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
-  Population Register of Latvia: Rihards was the only given name of 4381 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.