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What does Robertson mean?

Robertson /ro-bert-son/ 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.

Associated with: bright, fame.


Robertson has 6 related forms via Robert: Robbinson, Robers, Roberto, Robinson, Robson and Robynson.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Rabertson, Raybertson, ..

(female) Robertle, Robertzia, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Robert (#61 from current records), Roberto (#343) and Robinson are the prominent related forms of Robertson (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Robbinson, are uncommon. These forms of Robertson were favored during the years 1930-1939 (average #776) and have become much less widespread since (#801, 93%), with the version Robert becoming less stylish. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of the boy name Robertson and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robert, Roberto, Robinson in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Robert outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Abelson, Anderson, Andersson, Atherton, Auberon, Auberron, Berton, Coleton, Dotson, Dottson, Edgerton, Egerton, Emerson, Everton, Gerson, Gorton, Hobbson (see Hobson), Hobson, Horton, Merton, Morrison, Morton, Norton, Oberon, Oberron, Oeberon, Paterson, Person, Peterson, Pierson, Piersson, Renton, Rexton, Rigoberto, Robeson, Roderigo, Rogerio, Rogers, Ronson, Rosston, Roxbert, Royston, Ruperto, Somerton, Stetson and Stettson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Robertson.