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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.


Variations

Ransom has 1 variant form: Ransome.


Popularity

Ransom is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1906 out of 88799, Top 2%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ransom for boys. Ransom reached its highest rank of #560 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ransom and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ransom and Randolph. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Randolph, Ransom in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ransom and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Ronson and Sansom. Like Ransom, these names are not commonly used.

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