What does Robertson mean?
Robertson /ro-bert-son/ [3 sylls.] as a name for boys. Robertson's root is Old German, and Robertson means "bright fame". Robertson is a version of Robert (Old German) with the suffix -son.
Robertson has 29 related forms via Robert: Bert▼, Bertie▼, Bob▼, Bobbie▼, Bobby▼, Rab, Rabbie, Riobard, Rip, Rob▼, Roban, Robb▼, Robben, Robbie▼, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby▼, Robers, Roberto▲, Robi, Robin▼, Robinson, Robson, Robyn, Robynson, Rupert▼, Ruperto and Ruprecht.Kreatif forms: Rabertson, Raybertson, Rocbertson. [more]
How popular is Robertson?
Robertson is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#159 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Bert, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Bobby (#752 the previous year), Rob, Robb, Robbie, Robby, Robert (#61), Roberto (#343), Robin and Rupert are the prominent related forms of Robertson (not ranked) appearing in the Top 1000. Forms like Rip are uncommon. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5568%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1418%, ▼74.5%), with versions such as Bobby, Robbie, Robby, Robin and Rupert becoming somewhat outmoded. Roberto (#343) is the most chic name for newborns among these. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Robertson and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)