[ 2 syll. ran-som, ra-ns-om ] The baby boy name Ransom is pronounced as RAENSAHM †. Ransom is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Old English origins. The name is of the meaning the son of the shield.
Rance (English short form) is another variant of Ransom.
Ransom is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1902, 0.011% of baby boys were given the name Ransom. Its ranking then was #609. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is today of irregular use. Out of all boy names in its group, Ransom was nonetheless the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Ransom include Randsome, Ransam, Ransome, Ransum, Raeman, Raemon, Rahmann, Rahmon, Raiman, Raimon, Raman, Ramen, Rangan, Ranjan, Rankin, Rankine, Rankinn, Rankyn, Rankyne, and Rankynn.
† Pronunciation for Ransom: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)"