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Gender: M Meaning of Ransom: "shield's son" Origin of Ransom: English

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Ransom may be rakish and handsome, but it carries an unavoidable association with holding someone for ransom. But that kind of bad boy image might be exactly what attracts you to Ransom in the first place. While Ransom feels like a modern appellation ala Breaker or Ranger, it's interesting to note on the popularity chart that it was actually quite popular at the end of the 19th century but fell off the Top 1000 around 1930.

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Famous People Named Ransom

Ransom Riggs, American author
Ransom Wilson, famous flutist
Cody Ransom, former Major League Baseball infielder

Pop Culture References for the Name Ransom

Elwin Ransom, main character in the Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
The Ransom of Red Chief, a short story by O. Henry

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