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What does Robson mean?

Robson Pronunciation of Robson [rob-son] as a boys' name is an Old German and Old English name, and the meaning of the name Robson is "bright fame; son of Robert". Robson is an alternate form of Robert (Old German). Robson is also a derivative of Robinson (Old English): usually a surname.

Associated with: old english, bright, fame.


Robson has 1 variant: Robeson.

15 more alternative forms via Robert, Robinson: Rob, Roban, Robb, Robben, Robbie, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby, Robers, Robertson, Robi, Robin, Robyn and Robynson.

Creative forms:
(male) Robton, Roson, ..

(female) Robro, Robros, ..

Middle name pairings:
Robson Angus (R.A.), ..

How popular is Robson?

Robson is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4165 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Robson (outside Top 2000) are Robert (#63 in 2015), Robin (#973), Robyn, Robinson, Robby, Robb, Robbie, Robbin and Rob. Adoption of these relations of Robson was widespread among parents during 1930-1939 (usage of 5.6%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.3%, 94%), with forms such as Robert becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rob, Robb, Robbie, Robbin, Robby in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Robbie, Robert, Robin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aeson, Alison, Anson, Babson, Babsson (see Babson), Benson, Bolton, Bryson, Cason, Colson, Cotton, Dawson, Dotson, Dottson, Dowson, Dyson, Fabion, Gerson, Gibson, Hobbson (see Hobson), Hobson, Horton, Houston, Hudson, Jaison, Johnson, Jonson, Joron, Kason, Kolton, Labron, Larson, Lawson, Lebron, London, Mabon, Masson, Maxson, Nelson, Nilson, Orson, Person, Ralston, Rawson, Rion, Rishon, Riston, Roan, Robbyn, Rodeo, Rogan, Rollin, Rollo, Romeo, Ron, Ronson, Roone, Rosco, Rosslyn, Rosston, Rouvin, Rowdon, Roydan, Royden, Roydon, Royston, Russo, Russton, Thomson, Torion, Tyeson, Tyson, Vinson, Watson and Wilson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Robson.

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