Robinson

First Name
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Robinson

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  • A submission from Georgia, United States 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)
Wiktionary

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 in Illinois.
    3. A city/town in Kansas.
    4. A city/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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Robinson

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How popular is the baby name Robinson in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1900 7 0 7
1910 5 0 5
1912 7 0 7
1913 7 0 7
1914 15 0 15
1915 8 0 8
1916 11 0 11
1917 12 0 12
1918 15 0 15
1919 10 0 10
1920 12 0 12
1921 11 0 11
1922 12 0 12
1923 7 0 7
1924 12 0 12
1925 7 0 7
1926 13 0 13
1927 10 0 10
1928 16 0 16
1929 8 0 8
1930 17 0 17
1931 13 0 13
1932 16 0 16
1933 7 0 7
1934 11 0 11
1935 8 0 8
1936 7 0 7
1937 5 0 5
1938 7 0 7
1939 8 0 8
1940 7 0 7
1941 9 0 9
1942 10 0 10
1944 10 0 10
1945 12 0 12
1946 9 0 9
1947 10 0 10
1948 7 0 7
1949 15 0 15
1950 13 0 13
1951 13 0 13
1952 11 0 11
1953 14 0 14
1954 16 0 16
1955 19 0 19
1956 15 0 15
1957 7 0 7
1958 12 0 12
1959 13 0 13
1960 18 0 18
1961 20 0 20
1962 26 0 26
1963 17 0 17
1964 21 0 21
1965 16 0 16
1966 15 0 15
1967 19 0 19
1968 17 0 17
1969 24 0 24
1970 24 0 24
1971 22 0 22
1972 23 0 23
1973 22 0 22
1974 16 0 16
1975 32 0 32
1976 21 0 21
1977 19 0 19
1978 34 0 34
1979 21 0 21
1980 28 0 28
1981 36 0 36
1982 33 0 33
1983 39 0 39
1984 33 0 33
1985 38 0 38
1986 45 0 45
1987 37 0 37
1988 44 0 44
1989 54 0 54
1990 52 0 52
1991 48 0 48
1992 53 0 53
1993 47 0 47
1994 35 0 35
1995 38 0 38
1996 40 0 40
1997 42 0 42
1998 40 0 40
1999 54 0 54
2000 32 0 32
2001 44 0 44
2002 40 0 40
2003 34 0 34
2004 30 0 30
2005 43 0 43
2006 56 0 56
2007 38 0 38
2008 49 0 49
2009 32 0 32
2010 45 0 45
2011 48 0 48
2012 58 0 58
2013 62 0 62
2014 64 0 64
2015 54 0 54
2016 54 0 54
2017 43 0 43
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Robinson as a first name

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Popularity of Robinson as a last name

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Common last names for Robinson

  • Cook
  • Smith

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

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Fun Facts about the name Robinson

  • How Popular is the name Robinson? Robinson is the 5,707th 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 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,615 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 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Robinson is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Robinson: Your name in reverse order is Nosnibor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Obrnonis. 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!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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