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Gender: Male Meaning of Ramsay: "low-lying land" Origin of Ramsay: English

The name Ramsay is a boy's name of English origin meaning "low-lying land". Ramsay and is often added to lists like Scottish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Ramsay

Ramsy, Ram, Ramzi, Ramsee, Ramzee, Ramsey, Ramzy, Ramsie, Ramzey

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Kibby Says:


We are HUGE GoT fans but are strongly considering using the name Ramsay if our first child is a boy. Regardless of the actions of the character, it’s still just a character, albeit one you love to hate and SPOILER ALERT, to see come to a very fitting end!

heyoeliza Says:


I cannot hear this name without thinking of Ramsay Bolton, who did horrible, horrible things to other characters on the show. Namely - castration, feeding people to his dogs, rape and many other forms of torture. Just be warned that there are a lot of Game of Thrones fans out there who will recognize this immediately. If this is your favorite name, you should definitely use it - I just wanted to put this out there.

Madelyn Says:


Ramsay Bolton, a vile "Game of Thrones" character, has ruined this name for me.

SnowBirch Says:


It should probably be noted somewhere that Ramsay is the Scottish spelling of Ramsey.