Robinson: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Robinson

Robinson

Pronunciation: RAH-bin-sən (key)

Origin of the name Robin:

Originally a pet form of the name Robert (bright fame), Robin is now commonly used in reference to the bird of the same name.

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Robertson, Robin

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Comments and insights on the name Robinson: | Edit

It's surprising to me that this name has never broken into the Top 1000. Stylistically, it seems to share qualities with currently popular baby names: Surname as first name, -son ending, nickname potential. It's a great choice for parents who like these trends but don't want their son share a name with his friends and classmates. He'll surely be the only one.

Personal experiences with the name Robinson: | Edit

People react with pleasant surprise when they hear my son's name. It's uncommon without being unusual. I especially found that men of all ages respond very positively to hearing his name, which to me is a good indicator that my son will be proud to grow up with this name. I am never asked to spell Robinson, and it is never misspelled, mispronounced, or mistaken for another name. In this age of creative names and even more creative spellings, I love that his name is never questioned! People seem to like his nickname Rob as much as his full name.

Nicknames for Robinson: | Edit

Rob, Robin, Robbie, Robby

Meanings and history of the name Robinson: | Edit

English surname meaning "son of Robert."

Famous real-life people named Robinson: | Edit

Robinson Jeffers - American poet
Robinson Cano - Dominican baseball player
Jackie Robinson, first African American Major League Baseball player.
Sir Robert Robinson, English Chemist and winner of the Nobel prize for Chemistry.
Frank Robinson, former Major League Baseball player and manager.
Edward G. Robinson, American actor.
MK Robinson - Scottish author / self proclaimed philosopher

Robinson in song, story & screen: | Edit

Robinson Crusoe - title character of book by Daniel Defoe
The Swiss Family Robinson, a novel written by Johann David Wyss and a film made by Disney studios.

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