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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 has 3 variant forms: Ramsey, Ramzey and Ramzi.


Ramsay is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4325 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ramsay and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Ramsey. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ramsey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ramsay and related baby names outside U.S.


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