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Meaning and Name Origin

Robinson \r(o)-bin-son, rob(i)-nson\ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Robinson is "son of Robert". Usually a surname. Singer Smokey Robinson; poet Robinson Jeffers; actor Paul Robeson.


Robinson has 4 variants: Robbinson, Robeson, Robson and Robynson.

For more information, see also the related boy name Robert.


Robinson is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#20 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Robinson and associated names. The only prominent alternative form of Robinson (#unlisted) is Robert (#61 the previous year). This boy name was at the peak of its popularity during 1930-1939 and is now significantly less widespread. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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