Ramsey Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ramsey:
Transferred use of the Scottish surname originating from several different place-names. It is derived from the name Hræm's Island, which is from the Old English elements hræm(n) (raven) and ég, íg (island); from Ram's Island, which is from the Old English ramm (a ram) and ég, íg (island); or from Ramm's Island, which derives its name from the Old Norse elements rammr (strong) and ey (island).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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