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Meaning and name origin
Ramsay \r(a)-msay, ram-say\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Ramsay), is pronounced RAM-zee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ramsay is "garlic island". Also possibly "raven island" or "ram island", or (Old Norse) "strong island". Place name that was originally a common surname in Scotland. English statesman Ramsay McDonald; American Attorney General Ramsey Clark.
Ramsay is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4325 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ramsay and its variant forms. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Ramsey. (2014 statistics).
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