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What does Ramsey mean?

Ramsey \r(a)-msey, ram-sey\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Ramsey). Ramsey's name origin is Old English, and the name Ramsey means "garlic island". Ramsey is a derivative of Ramsay (Old English): also possibly "raven island".


Ramsey has 2 variants: Ramzey and Ramzi.


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. 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ramsey outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Jamsey, Ramey and Ramses. Like Ramsey, these names are not frequently used.