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What does Robertson mean?

Robertson Pronunciation of Robertson as a name for boys has its root in Old German, and Robertson means "bright fame". Robertson is a version of Robert (Old German).


ASSOCIATED WITH bright, fame


RELATED FORMS VIA ROBERT Robbinson, Robers, Roberto, Robinson, Robson, Robynson



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How popular is Robertson?

Robertson is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#159 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Robert (#71 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Roberto (#443) and Robinson are the prominent related forms of Robertson (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Robbinson, are uncommon. These forms of Robertson were favored during the years 1930-1939 (AVERAGE #776) and have become much less widespread since (#838, 94%), with the version Robert becoming less stylish. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Abelson, Anderson, Andersson, Atherton, Auberon, Auberron, Berton, Coleton, Dotson, Dottson, Edgerton, Egerton, Emerson, Everton, Gerson, Gorton, Hobbson (see Hobson), Hobson, Horton, Merton, Morrison, Morton, Norton, Oberon, Oberron, Oeberon, Paterson, Person, Peterson, Pierson, Piersson, Renton, Rexton, Rigoberto, Robeson, Roderigo, Rogerio, Rogers, Ronson, Rosston, Roxbert, Royston, Ruperto, Somerton, Stetson and Stettson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Robertson.

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