Ransom: baby boy name meaning and popularity


This is a word referring to money paid to release a hostage, but it's also a name - and as such, its meaning is unclear, though it likely stems from the Germanic "Rand-" suffix, meaning "shield." And speaking of shields, you'll need one when little Ransom goes through that phase of flinging food from his high chair.


Ran, Ranse.

Famous people named Ransom:

Novelist Ransom Riggs; biologist Ransom Myers; flutist Ransom Wilson; actor Ransom Ashley; son of Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox, Bodhi Ransom Green.

Fun fact:

The founder of Oldsmobile was Ransom Eli Olds.

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