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What does Robertson mean?

Robertson \r(o)-bert-son, rob(er)-tson\ as a name for boys. Robertson's root is Old German, and Robertson means "bright fame". Robertson is a derivative of Robert (Old German).


Variations

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.


Popularity

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 (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. 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%, down 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bert, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Rob, Robb, Robbie, Robby, Robert in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roberto, Robin, Rupert in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bobby, Robbie, Robert, Robin outside U.S.

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