Robertson name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Robertson mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Robertson

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Tennessee, U.S., the name Robertson is of Scottish origin and means "Son of Robert".
  2. A user from the United States says the name Robertson is of Scottish origin and means "Son of Robert, Scottish Clan Name".
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  1. United States basketball guard (born in 1938)

From Robert +‎ -son.

  1. An English patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Robertson

Notable Persons Named Robertson

Robertson Davies

Robertson Davies was a writer. Robertson was born on August 28th, 1913 in Thamesville, Ontario, Canada. He passed away on December 2nd, 1995.

Robertson Hare

Robertson was born on December 17th, 1891 in London. He left this life on January 25th, 1979.

Robertson Daniel

Robertson Daniel is a football player for the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers. Robertson was born on October 1st, 1991 in Brooklyn.


Robertson was born on March 21st, 1929. He passed away on March 21st, 1999.

Robertson Gladstone

Robertson Gladstone was a merchant. Robertson was born on November 15th, 1805 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He left this life on September 23rd, 1875.

Robertson Howard

Robertson was born in 1847. He breathed his last breath in 1899.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Robertson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Robertson

Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson is an actress. She was most active from 2000 to present. Britt was given the name Brittany Leanna Robertson on April 18th, 1990 in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. Britt is also known as Robertson and Brittany.

Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson is a basketball player for the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks. His career lasted from 1960 to 1974. Oscar was born on November 24th, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee.

Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson

Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson is a rock music, country rock, rhythm, and blues musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, piano, bass, harmonica, autoharp, melodica, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, C. F. Martin & Company, and Epiphone. He was most active from 1958 to 1958. Jaime was given the name Jaime Royal Robertson on July 5th, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Sadie Robertson

Sadie Robertson is a student and tv personality. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2012 to present. Sadie was given the name Sadie Carroway Robertson by her parents Willie Robertson and Korie Robertson on June 17th, 1997 in West Monroe, Louisiana, U.S.

Cliff Robertson

Cliff Robertson was an actor. His career lasted from 1943 to 2007. Cliff was given the name Clifford Parker Robertson III on September 9th, 1923 in La Jolla, California, U.S. He breathed his last breath on September 10th, 2011.

Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson is a chancellor of regent university, chairman of cbn, evangelist, regent university, christian broadcasting network, chancellor ofregent university, and chairman ofcbn. He holds the title Doctor and Doctor (honorary). Pat was given the name Marion Gordon Robertson by his parent Absalom Willis Robertson on March 22nd, 1930 in Lexington, Virginia, U.S.

  • Kathleen Robertson
  • Willie Robertson
    Ceo of Duck Commander & Buck Commander
  • Phil Robertson
  • Thomas Dolby
  • Neil Robertson
    Snooker World Champion
  • Nora Roberts
  • Grandma Moses
  • Dale Robertson
  • Jase Robertson
    Coo of Duck Commander
  • Silas Robertson
  • Kimmy Robertson
  • Andrew Robertson
    Soccer Player
  • Brian Robertson
  • Angus Robertson
    Leader of the Scottish National Party in the House of Commons

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Robertson U.S.
  White 73.42% 64.26%
  African American 20.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.89% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.46% 16.26%

Of Last Name Robertson

People with the last name Robertson are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Robertson

  • What name lists does Robertson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Robertson? Robertson is the 16,861st most popular name of all time. As a last name Robertson was the 175th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Robertson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 498 babies born with the first name Robertson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Robertson to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Robertson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Robertson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Robertson is Thursday, February 15th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Robertson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Robertson was in 1964 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Robertson: The name spelled backwards is Nostrebor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Bsnteroro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Robertson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 153,666 people with the last name Robertson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Robertson? Robertson was ranked as the 175th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Robertson name meaning

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