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Meaning and name origin

Robertson \r(o)-bert-son, rob(er)-tson\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Robertson is "bright fame". Robertson is a variant of Robert (Old German): a favorite name for boys since the Middle Ages.


Robertson is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#147 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Robertson and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Robert (#61). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Robert in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Roberto. This name tends to be more commonly used than Robertson.