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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  • Ag. Lab.

    12%
  • Solicitor

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Barristers Widow

    3%

In 1881, the most common Ram occupation in the UK was Ag. Lab.. 12% of Ram's were Ag. Lab.s. A less common occupation for the Ram family was Barristers Widow. Ag. Lab., Solicitor and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ram.

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Between 1951 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ram

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