Other Word Forms of Ramekin
Origin of Ramekin
From French ramequin, either from dialectical Middle Dutch rammeken (“cheese dish") or from Middle Low German ramken (“cream"), diminutive of ram (“cream"), from rōme, akin to Old English rÄ“am (“cream"), German Rahm (“cream"). More at ream.
French ramequin perhaps from Dutch dialectal rammeken toasted bread or from Low German ramken diminutive of ram cream (from Middle Low German rōme)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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