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, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6582 out of 88799, Top 7%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Robin for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Robin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Robbin, Robyn, Robbie, Robert, Roberta and Robin. (2014 statistics).