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What does Ransome mean?

Ransome Pronunciation of Ransome [ran-some] as a name for boys is of Old English derivation, and Ransome means "warrior's shield". Ransome is an alternate form of Ransom (Old English): also possibly "shield's son".

Associated with: old english, warrior, shield (defender).


Creative forms:
(male) Ralsome, Rasome, ..

(female) Ranse, Ransota, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ransome Theodore (R.T.), ..

How popular is Ransome?

Ransome is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#16735 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ransom (#1571 in recent rankings) is the only popular variation form of Ransome (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Ransome was at its highest 135 years ago (#562) and is somewhat less today (#1571, down 48.6%). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ransom in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bartome, Jairome, Ramone, Rance, Randale, Randie, Randle, Randolf, Randon, Rane, Range, Rankine, Ranolf, Ransford, Ransley, Ransly (see Ransley), Rashae, Rawson, Rome, Ronson, Sansom and Sansone. Like Ransome, these names are not frequently used.

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