"low-lying land"

Ramsay Origin and Meaning

The name Ramsay is a boy's name of English origin meaning "low-lying land".

A surname occasionally used as a first, as in former attorney general Ramsey Clark. This spelling is now closely associated with the psychopathic Game of Thrones villain Ramsay Snow (later Ramsay Bolton), and so is probably best avoided as long as the show and books are popular.

Ramsay Popularity

Famous People Named Ramsay

  • Gordon RamsayBritish celebrity chef
  • William RamsayScottish chemist and Nobel laureate
  • Joshua Ramsaylead singer of Canadian punk/pop band Marianas Trench

Ramsay in Pop Culture

  • The Ramsays in Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse"
  • Ramsay Boltona character in "A Song Of Ice And Fire" by George R. R. Martin
  • Ramsay Fifein the Eugene O'Neill play Dynamo (1929)