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What does Robinson mean?

Robinson Pronunciation of Robinson [robin-son] 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.

Associated with: old english, surname.


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

Affiliated boy name: Robert.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Robinson Benjamin (R.B.), ..

How popular is Robinson?

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. Demographics)

Robinson was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #1610 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robinson name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent alternative form of Robinson is Robert (#63 the previous year). These relations of Robinson were popular with parents 85 years ago (usage of 5.6%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.3%, 94%), with the version Robert becoming less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abelson, Alanson, Albinson, Alison, Alisson, Anson, Babsson (see Babson), Boynton, Bronnson, Bronson, Clinton, Conlon, Coridon (see Corydon), Davidson, Davison, Denison, Dickinson, Dodgson, Dorion, Dottson, Eddison, Einon, Elisson, Erikson, Fabion, Gibson, Hobbson (see Hobson), Hobson, Hodgson, Hopkinson, Jamieson, Jamison, Janson, Jimson, Johnson, Jonson, Lindon, Linton, London, Madisson, Morrison, Neilson, Randon, Ransom, Ravinn, Rawlinson, Rawson, Remington, Renton, Rishon, Riston, Robben, Robbins, Robers, Robertson, Robi, Robin, Robyn, Rolando, Rollins, Romano, Romanos, Ronson, Rowdon, Royston, Rubino, Rubio, Sanson, Tanson, Tomlinson, Tompkinson (see Tompkins), Torion, Vinson, Vinton and Zinon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Robinson.

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