Richelieu
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Surname RICHELIEU

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USAGE: French

Meaning & History

Means "home of a rich person" in French, from the elements riche wealthy and lieu place. The historic figure Cardinal Richelieu was named such for his family estates. Due to the Cardinal's villainous portrayal in Alexander Dumas' 'The Three Musketeers', the name Richelieu is now associated with political intrigue and ambition.