Ramsey Name Meaning & Origin

Ramsey

Pronunciation: RAM-zee (key)

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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Ram, Ramsay

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Ramsey MacDonald, British Prime Minister (1924, 1929-35)
Ramsey Campbell, English horror author.
Ramsey Clark, former United States Attorney General.
Ramsey Lewis, American jazz icon, and radio personality.

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