Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Ricaud m. Old High German rih 'ruler' + Old Saxon wald, Old High German walt 'power, authority'.

Cf. Waldrich for the same elements in the reversed order.

1030 Ricaudus (nom) StVdM-II 712; c1030 Ricaudus (nom) ibid. 714; c1035 Ricaudus (nom) ibid. 718; c1040 Ricaudus (nom) ibid. 723; 1069 Ricaudus (nom) ibid. 717; 1094 Rigaldi (gen) ibid. 686; 1147 Ricoldus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 14, Rigaudi (gen) ibid. 16, Rigaudus (nom) ibid. 16; 1163 Rigaldi (gen) ibid. 99; 1301 Richaudus (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 257; 1378 Ricaldi (gen) hanquetvol1 1145, Ricaldo (dat) ibid. 1145, Rigaldo (dat) ibid. 1763, Rigaudi (gen) ibid. no. 81, Rygaldo (dat) ibid. 580
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Ricaud". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Ricaud.