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

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.

Famous People Named Ransom

Ransom Riggs, American author
Ransom Wilson, famous flutist
Bodhi Ransom Green, son of American actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
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
Ransom Stoddard, character in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"
A ransom is payment demanded or money paid for the release of a hostage.

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