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What does Ramsey mean?

Ramsey Pronunciation of Ramsey [ram-sey] as a boys' name (also used less regularly as girls' name Ramsey) is an Old English name, and the name Ramsey means "garlic island". Ramsey is a version of Ramsay (Old English): also possibly "raven island".

Associated with: old english.


Ramsey has 2 variants: Ramzey and Ramzi.

Creative forms:
(male) Raisey, Ransey, ..

(female) Ramney, Ramsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ramsey Nikolas (R.N.), ..

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)

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 #1346. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ramsey name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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