Ram Name Meaning

Indian (northern and southern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit rama ‘pleasing’, ‘charming’, name of an incarnation of Vishnu. In the northern states, it probably evolved into a family name from use as the final element of a compound personal names such as Atmaram (with Sanskrit atma ‘soul’) or Sitaram (with Sita, the name of Rama’s wife). In South India it is used only as a male given name, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S. among people from South India. Among Tamil and Malayalam speakers who have migrated from their home states, it is a variant of Raman. Dutch and English: from Middle Low German ram, Middle English ram ‘ram’, either in the sense ‘male sheep’ or in the sense ‘battering ram’ or ‘pile driver’. Swedish: ornamental name from a place name element, either from Old Norse hrafn ‘raven’ (Swedish ramm) or from dialect ramm ‘water meadow’. Jewish (Israeli): ornamental name from Hebrew ram ‘lofty’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): acronymic name of uncertain etymology. Southern French: topographic name meaning ‘branch’ and denoting someone who lived in a leafy wooded area.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Raj, Ramm, Ray, Ras, Kam, Rom, Rao, Raw, Rama, Rahm

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In 1881, the most common Ram occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 75% of Ram's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Printer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ram.

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ram life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ram in 1951 was 65, and 72 in 2004.

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