What does Ramsey mean?
Ramsey /ram-sey/ as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Ramsey). Ramsey's name origin is Old English, and the name Ramsey means "garlic island". Ramsey is a version, with the suffix -ey, of Ramsay (Old English): also possibly "raven island".
Associated with: old english
(male) Raisey, Ransey, ..
(female) Ramney, Ramsa, ..
How popular is Ramsey?
Ramsey is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#373 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Ramsey for boys. Ramsey entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #931 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is presently at #1649. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Recommended names are Casey▼, Darsey, Halsey, Jamey▼, Jamsey, Kamrey, Kasey▼, Massey, Radley, Raines, Rameses, Ramey, Ramos, Ramsden, Ramses, Ramy, Rance, Randey, Range, Ransley, Ransly (see Ransley), Rawley, Raynes, Remmey, Romney, Sammey and Tamsen. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ramsey.