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Meaning and name origin

Robin \r(o)-bin\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Robin), is pronounced RAH-bin. It is of English origin. Nickname for boys named Robert (Old English, Old German) "bright fame". Now commonly used for girls, probably with the red-breasted songbird in mind. See also Roberta. Actresses Robin Givens, Robin Wright Penn.

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


Robin is a very popular first name for females (#100 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6582 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Robin for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Robin and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Robbie, Robbin, Robert, Roberta, Robin and Robyn. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Robin is also pronounced similarly to Rubine. Another suggested similar baby name is Rubina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Robin.


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