Meaning and name origin
Robinson \r(o)-bin-son, rob(i)-nson\ as a boy's 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 not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#20 out of 88799, Top 1%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Robinson and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Robert (#61). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).