Meaning and Name Origin
Ramsey \r(a)-msey, ram-sey\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Ramsey) means "garlic island". Ramsey is a derivative of Ramsay (Old English). A somewhat uncommon given name for boys. Both a masculine and a feminine name.
Ramsey is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#327 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Ramsey for boys. Ramsey entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #935 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)