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Definitions for Robinson
ˈrɒb ɪn sənrobin·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Robinson, Robert Robinson, Sir Robert Robinsonnoun

    English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)

  2. Robinson, Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson, Walker Smithnoun

    United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)

  3. Robinson, Lennox Robinson, Esme Stuart Lennox Robinsonnoun

    Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958)

  4. Robinson, James Harvey Robinsonnoun

    United States historian who stressed the importance of intellectual and social events for the course of history (1863-1936)

  5. Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Jack Roosevelt Robinsonnoun

    United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972)

  6. Robinson, Edwin Arlington Robinsonnoun

    United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935)

  7. Robinson, Edward G. Robinson, Edward Goldenberg Robinsonnoun

    United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)


  1. Robinsonnoun

    transferred from the surname.


  1. robinson

    Robinson is a surname of English origin. It is a patronymic surname that was derived from the given name Robin, which is a diminutive of Robert. The suffix "-son" means "son of", so Robinson can be roughly translated to "son of Robin" or "son of Robert". Over time, it has become a common first name as well. It may also refer to different places, or fictional characters in various works of literature.


  1. Robinson

    Robinson is a city in Crawford County, Illinois, United States. The population was 6,822 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Crawford County.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Robinson

    The French popular name for an umbrella, in allusion to Robinson Crusoe.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Robinson is ranked #30 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Robinson surname appeared 529,821 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 180 would have the surname Robinson.

    48.7% or 258,023 total occurrences were White.
    44.9% or 238,049 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 14,676 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.6% or 13,828 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.5% or 2,808 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 2,437 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Robinson in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Robinson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Robinson in a Sentence

  1. Heath Robinson:

    Heath’s dying wish was to have fellow brother and sisters [ fellow service members ] who come down with toxic exposure illness to be taken care of in ways we take care of them when they are active duty, he would be proud of all us advocates seeing this go forward. Heath did not know how to give up. Before he was placed on hospice, He told me to continue to be the rock and see this through. Before he passed, he told me he was proud of me for never letting him give up. BIDEN'S STATE OF The Union Address : TOP 5 MOMENTS Heath Robinson said that as she was getting ready to attend The Union Address on Tuesday, she had received a call from the company that made Heath Robinson's headstone that Heath Robinson marker was placed on Heath Robinson grave. Danielle Robinson, seen in this photo with President Biden's sister, Valerie Biden Owens, was invited to a pre-address reception at the White House. ( Susan Zeier).

  2. Tim Miller:

    Heston met with Jeb at that NRA convention and was the head of the NRA at the time, but it was Kayne Robinson who presented Jeb with the rifle for being keynote speaker.

  3. Harry Vincent:

    Dean Robinson said I was going to need to write an apology letter and a letter stating what sort of punishment I thought I deserved, she told me not to use Freedom of Speech as a defense – or else I would be more severely punished.

  4. Harry Vincent:

    Dean Robinson believes I am somehow damaged – she thinks there’s something wrong with me because of what I put out there on social media.

  5. Robert Stevens:

    I don’t think we’re right wing, we’re certainly ain’t left but we just want what’s right and I think Tommy Robinson represents everything what’s right about just working class people speaking up to all the wrongs and that.

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