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Gender: Male Meaning of Robinson: "son of Robin" Origin of Robinson: English

The name Robinson is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Robin". Robinson and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "follow the last letter".

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This can be a cool and unusual way to honor your family Robert, conjuring up memories of Robinson Crusoe and Swiss Family Robinson, as well as narrative poet Robinson Jeffers, born John Robinson, who shared his mother's middle name.

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Famous People Named Robinson

Robinson José Canó, Dominican-American baseball player
(John) Robinson Jeffers, American poet
Robinson Reinaldo Merchán, Venezuelan cyclist
Robinson Pitalúa, Colombian boxer
Jackie Robinson, American baseball player; broke baseball's colour line
Brooks Robinson, American baseball player
Robinson Meyer, American journalist
Robinson True Ponder (b. 2017), son of American sportscaster Samantha Ponder and American football player Christian Ponder

Pop Culture References for the name Robinson

"Robinson Crusoe," novel by Daniel Defoe and its main character
Mrs. Robinson, character in the film "The Graduate"
"Mrs. Robinson," song from the film, by American musicians Simon & Garfunkel
"The Swiss Family Robinson," novel by Johann David Wyss and film
"Meet the Robinsons," Disney film

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