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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. Tim Anderson:

    La Russa was trying to call me Jackie Robinson, like' What's up, Jackie ?' i don't play like that. I wasn't really bothering nobody today, but La Russa made the comment and it was disrespectful. I don't think it was called for. It was unnecessary.

  2. Peter Golenbock:

    The same way Jackie Robinson had to go through hell to become a Major League Baseball player, Hank Aaron had to go through hell after doing one of the greatest things in the history of sports.

  3. Forensics Ed O'Carroll:

    That deceased woman in a shopping cart was covered only with a blanket. We believe this may be Anthony Eugene Robinson's fifth victim.

  4. Robinson Crawford:

    TIPS absolutely merit a place in a Robinson Crawford investor's portfolio, especially those with significant bond holdings, the main issue is that they increase in value in conjunction with the CPI, which many would argue is not an accurate inflation measure.

  5. Kurt Busch:

    We’re racing with Michael Jordan type of spirit, when we just missed out on pole position at Loudon [ New Hampshire ], Jeff Robinson texted me with the [ shrug ] emoji of ‘ Why ’d you choke ? What ’d you do wrong ? I thought you had it.'.

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