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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.

Suggested similar baby names are Ronson and Sansom.


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).

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