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What does Ramsay mean?

Ramsay \r(a)-msay, ram-say\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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.


Variations

Ramsay has 3 variants: Ramsey, Ramzey and Ramzi.


Popularity

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 (#unlisted) is Ramsey. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 1991 (usage of 0.065%) and have become less widespread since. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Ramsay and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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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