What does Ramsay mean?
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.
(male) Ransay, Rasay, ..
(female) Ramray, Ramsa, ..
How popular is Ramsay?
Ramsay is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#4347 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
The only prominent variation form of Ramsay (not ranked) is Ramsey (#1649 in 2014). This relation of Ramsay was favored 2 decades ago (#976) and is somewhat less widespread today. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Ramsay and related names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Recommended names are Dantay, Esmay, Farlay, Galway, Imray, Ismay, Jamsey, Jaray, Laray, Linsay, Racham, Radley, Radly, Radwan, Rafa, Rafal, Raffy, Ragnar, Raham, Raja, Rajah, Rajan, Ram, Rama, Rameses, Ramey, Rami, Ramiro, Ramon▼, Ramond, Ramone, Ramos, Ramsden, Ramses, Ramy, Ramzan, Randal▼, Randey, Randy▼, Ransley, Ransly (see Ransley), Ransom, Ras, Rashad, Rashae, Rawley, Rawly, Rawson, Ray▼, Rayman, Raynar, Remmey, Remmy, Remy▲, Risly (see Risley), Rojay, Roman▲, Romney, Rusty▼ and Sanjay. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ramsay.