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Ransom 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.
Popularity of Ransom
Ransom is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1906 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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