Robinson name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

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

Origin and Meaning of Robinson

User Submitted Origins

Native American

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 2 people from the United States and Hong Kong, the name Robinson is of English origin and means "Son Of Robin".
  2. A submission from Florida, U.S. says the name Robinson means "This surname is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Robert,' from nick. Rob, and diminutive Rob-in; compare Col-in from Nicholas" and is of English origin.
  3. According to a user from Australia, the name Robinson is of English origin and means "Great".
  4. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Robinson means "Gift" and is of English origin.
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  1. United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
  2. United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935)
  3. United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972)
  4. United States historian who stressed the importance of intellectual and social events for the course of history (1863-1936)
  5. Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958)
  6. United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
  7. English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)

From Robin +‎ -son.

  1. A patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A placename given to several towns in the United States.
    1. A ghost town in California.
    2. A city, the county seat of Crawford County, Illinois.
    3. A city and town in Kansas.
    4. A city and village in North Dakota.
    5. A city in Texas.
  4. A name given to several rivers in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

Notable Persons Named Robinson

Notable Persons Named Robinson

Robinson Canó

Robinson Canó is a baseball player for the Seattle Mariners. Robinson was born on October 22nd, 1982 in San Pedro de Macorís.

Robinson Jeffers

Robinson Jeffers was a poet and environmentalist. Robinson was given the name John Robinson Jeffers on January 10th, 1887 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. He left this life on January 20th, 1962.

Robinson Zapata

Robinson Zapata is a soccer player for the Independiente Santa Fe, América de Cali, Real Cartagena, Rosario Central, Club Atlético Independiente, Club Atlético Belgrano, Cúcuta Deportivo, FC Steaua București, Galatasaray S.K. (football), Deportivo Pereira, Rionegro Águilas, Millonarios F.C., and Colom. Robinson was born on September 30th, 1978 in Florida, Colombia.

Robinson Chirinos

Robinson Chirinos is a baseball for the Texas Rangers and Texas Rangers (baseball). Robinson was born on June 5th, 1984 in Punto Fijo.

Robinson Njeru Githae

Robinson Njeru Githae is a Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, Member of Parliament, for Ndia Constituency, Minister for Finance, forNdia Constituency, and Minister for Finance (Kenya). Robinson was born in 1957 in British Kenya.

Robinson Stévenin

Robinson Stévenin is an actor. He has been prominent since 1986. Robinson was born on March 1st, 1981 in Lons-le-Saunier, France.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Robinson

Notable Persons With the Last Name Robinson

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe is a singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, dancer, rapper, and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Janelle was given the name Janelle Monáe Robinson on December 1st, 1985 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson was a baseball player. Jackie was born on January 31st, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia. He passed away on October 24th, 1972.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles was a rhythm, blues, soul music, gospel music, country music, jazz, pop music, rock, and roll musician. He plays Piano, Keyboard instrument, and Vocals. He was most active from 1947 to 2001. Ray was given the name Raymond Charles Robinson on September 23rd, 1930 in Albany, Georgia, U.S. He passed away on June 10th, 2004.

Holly Robinson Peete

Holly Robinson Peete is an actress, model, singer, presenter, and actor. Her ongoing career started in 1969. Holly was given the name Holly Elizabeth Robinson on September 18th, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Raymond Robinson

Raymond was born on October 29th, 1910 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Raymond is also known as The Green Man and Charlie No-Face. He left this life on June 11th, 1985.

Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson is a basketball player for the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, and New Orleans Pelicans. He has been prominent since 2005. Nate was born on May 31st, 1984 in Seattle.

  • Craig Robinson
  • Nick Robinson
    American Actor
  • Edward G. Robinson
  • Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Smokey Robinson
  • David Robinson
    Basketball Player
  • Porter Robinson
  • Chanel Iman
  • Chris Robinson
  • Tommy Robinson
    Tanning Salon Owner
  • Marty Robbins
  • Brody Dalle
  • Sir Tony Robinson
  • Tory Burch
    Fashion Designer

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Robinson U.S.
  White 48.70% 64.26%
  African American 44.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Robinson

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Robinson

  • What name lists does Robinson rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Robinson? Robinson is the 5,761st most popular name of all time. As a last name Robinson was the 30th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Robinson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,705 babies born with the first name Robinson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Robinson to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Robinson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Robinson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Robinson is Tuesday, March 12th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Robinson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Robinson was in 2014 with a total of 64 babies.
  • Random Robinson Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Robinson is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Robinson: The name spelled backwards is Nosnibor. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Iroosnbn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Robinson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 529,821 people with the last name Robinson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Robinson? Robinson was ranked as the 30th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Robinson name meaning

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