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What does Robin mean?

Robin /ro-bin/ as a girls' name (also used more generally 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.

Associated with: old english, bright (light), red, songbird (bird)


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:
(female) Rabin, Robinne, ..

(male) Robinar, Robinio, ..

How 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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Robin for girls. Robin entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its highest rank of #34 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #1125 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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 (#1125 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Robyn (#1062 in recent rankings), Robert, Roberta, Robena, Robbin, Bobby, Robbi, Robbie and Bobbie. Other forms, like Robynna, are uncommon. These relations of Robin were favored as birth names 54 years ago (average #735) and are now significantly less widespread, with versions like Bobbie going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robin, Bobbie, Bobby, Robbi, Robbie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robbin, Robena, Robert, Roberta, Robyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Robin is alike in pronunciation to Rubine. Other recommended names are Corin, Jolin, Korin, Lorin, Nolin, Rain, Rocio, Rodi, Rodie, Rodina, Roline, Romi, Romina, Roni, Rosie, Rosina, Rosine, Rosio, Rowan, Rowen, Rowina, Roxi, Roxie, Roxine, Rozina, Rubi, Rubia, Rubie and Rubina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Robin.