Ransom Name Meaning & Origin

Ransom

Pronunciation: RAN-səm (key)

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Nicknames for Ransom

Ranse, Rance, Ran, Ransy, Handsome Ransom

Meanings and history of the name Ransom

An English surname, either derived from the noun "ransom" or a patronymic surname meaning of "Ranulf's son."

Famous real-life people named Ransom

Ransom Eli Olds, American automotive industry pioneer, the Oldsmobile was named for him and the REO Speedwagon, the car from which the band got its name, bears his initials.

Ransom Riggs is the author of the best-selling novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children."

Ransom White came over on the Mayflower.

Ransom in song, story & screen

Elwin Ransom, better known as simply Ransom, is the main character in C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy (sometimes called the Ransom Trilogy).

Ransom Stoddard, fictional character played by James Stewart in the John Ford film, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance."

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