Name: Ransom

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ransom

  • Meaning:
    Son of Rand
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (RAN sum)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Ransom)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ransom

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Although most associate Ransom with the English vocabulary word, Ransom is actually a surname form of the Medieval English name Randall meaning "Rand's son". It was popular in the US at the turn of the century, ranking within the Top 1000 names for boys.

    Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green named their second-born son Bodhi Ransom in 2014.
The name meaning of Ransom and the name origin of Ransom have been reviewed by our name experts.