Ramsey name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Ramsey

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  1. A user from Missouri, U.S. says the name Ramsey means "Scottish: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa 'wild garlic' + eg 'island', 'low-lying land'. There are other places in England called Ramsey, but the one in Huntingdonshire is almost certainly the source of the surname".
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From Old English hramsa (“wild garlic”) + īeġ (“island”).

  1. Any of a number of places, including:
    1. The second-largest town in the Isle of Man.
    2. A small town in Huntingdonshire district, Cambridgeshire, England. Originally in the county of Huntingdonshire.
    3. A village near Harwich, Essex, England.
  2. A habitational surname​ from the town in Huntingdonshire.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Ramsey

Notable Persons Named Ramsey

Ramsey Clark

Ramsey Clark is an office holder. His military service ended in 1946. Ramsey was born on December 18th, 1927 in Dallas.

Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis is a jazz, jazz-funk, and pop music composer, pianist, and radio personality. He was most active from 1956 to present. Ramsey was given the name Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, Jr. on May 27th, 1935.

Ramsey Nijem

Ramsey was born on April 1st, 1988 in Concord, California.

Ramsey Campbell

Ramsey Campbell is a horror fiction, thriller (genre), dark fantasy, and science fiction writer. Ramsey was given the name John Ramsey Campbell on January 4th, 1946 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

Ramsey Nouah

Ramsey Nouah is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Ramsey was given the name Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr. on December 19th, 1970 in Edo, Nigeria.

Ramsey Nasr

His ongoing career started in 1995. Ramsey was born on January 28th, 1974 in Rotterdam.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ramsey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Ramsey

JonBenét Ramsey

JonBenét was given the name JonBenét Patricia Ramsey by their parents Patsy Ramsey and John Bennett Ramsey on August 6th, 1990 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. They died on December 25th, 1996.

Aaron Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey is a soccer player for the Arsenal F.C., Cardiff City F.C., Nottingham Forest F.C., Wales national under-17 football team, Wales national under-21 football team, and Wales national football team. Aaron was born on December 26th, 1990 in Caerphilly, Wales.

John Bennett Ramsey

John was born on December 7th, 1943 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Patricia Ann Ramsey

Patricia was given the name Patricia Ann Paugh on December 29th, 1956 in Gilbert, West Virginia. She died on June 24th, 2006.

Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is an author, radio host, and radio personality. Dave was given the name David L. Ramsey III on September 3rd, 1960 in Antioch, Tennessee.

Geoff Ramsey

Geoff Ramsey is a film producer and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Geoff was given the name Geoffrey Fink on June 19th, 1975 in Mobile, Alabama.

  • David Ramsey
  • Laura Ramsey
  • Sir Alf Ramsey
    Soccer Player
  • Jalen Ramsey
    Football Player
  • Anne Ramsey
  • Griffon Ramsey
  • Jaya
  • Mary Ramsey
  • Frank Ramsey
    Basketball Player
  • Mike Ramsey
    Ice Hockey Player
  • Tyler Ramsey
  • Patrick Ramsey
    Football Player
  • Alexander Ramsey
    Office Holder
  • Nikita Ramsey

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ramsey U.S.
  White 77.84% 64.26%
  African American 16.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ramsey

People with the last name Ramsey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ramsey

  • What name lists does Ramsey rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Ramsey? Ramsey is the 3,022nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Ramsey was the 412th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ramsey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,694 babies born with the first name Ramsey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ramsey to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ramsey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1894 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Ramsey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ramsey is Thursday, March 25th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Ramsey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ramsey was in 2017 with a total of 152 babies.
  • Random Ramsey Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ramsey is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Louisiana have the same name in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Ramsey: The name spelled backwards is Yesmar. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Erasmy. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ramsey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 78,350 people with the last name Ramsey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ramsey? Ramsey was ranked as the 412th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
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