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pinWhat does Robin mean?

Robin /ro-bin/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Robin) is pronounced RAH-bin. It is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Robin is "bright fame".

Nickname for boys named Robert. Now commonly used for girls, probably because of the red-breasted songbird. See also Roberta. Actresses Robin Givens, Robin Wright Penn.


Robin has 21 variants: Robbey, Robbi, Robbie, Robbin, Robby, Robee, Robena, Robene, Robenia, Robi, Robina, Robine, Robinet, Robinett, Robinette, Robinia, Robyn, Robyna, Robynette, Robynn and Robynne.

Robin has 11 more relations via Roberta: Bobbe, Bobbie, Bobby, Bobi, Bobie, Bobina, Bobine, Roba, Robbee, Robeena and Robynna.

Kreatif forms: Rebin, Ribin, Robinna. [more]

pinHow popular is Robin?

Robin is a very popular first name for females (#100 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6024 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Robin for girls. Robin entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its highest rank of #36 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Robin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Robin outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Robin and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Robin ranked in the Top 1000 are Roberta, Robyn, Robert, Robbin, Bobby, Robbie and Bobbie. Other forms, like Robynna, are uncommon. These relations of Robin were favored as birth names during the years 1950-1959 (average #409) and are now significantly less widespread, with versions like Bobby, Robbie, Bobbie, Robbin and Robert falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Robin, Bobbie, Bobby, Robbie, Robbin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Robert, Roberta, Robyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Robyn outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

Robin is alike in pronunciation to Rubianne and Rubine. Other recommended similar baby names are Raven, Ravina, Ravyn, Reubina, Rubena, Rubina, Rubinia, Rubyna and Rufina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Robin.