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Meaning and name origin
Ransom \r(a)-nsom, ran-som\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Ransom is "warrior's shield". Also possibly "shield's son" or a variant of Randolph. Used as first name mainly in the late Victorian era.
Ransom has 1 variant form: Ransome.
Ransom is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1906 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ransom for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ransom and its variant form. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Randolph and Ransom. (2015 statistics).
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