What does Robinson mean?
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.
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 (#27 out of 150436, 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). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.999%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.939%, down 6%). (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)