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What does Hopkin mean?

Hopkin Pronunciation of Hopkin [hop-kin] as a boys' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Hopkin is "bright fame". Surname derived from a medieval given name, a pet form of Hob, a short form of Robert.

Associated with: bright, fame, surname, medieval.


Hopkin has 5 variants: Hopkins, Hopkinson, Hopkyns, Hopper and Hoppner.

2 more related forms via Robert: Robbin and Robin.

Creative forms:
(male) Holkin, Howkin, ..

(female) Hopdan, Hoptia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Hopkin Brixton (H.B.), ..

How popular is Hopkin?

Hopkin is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#24529 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Robbin, Robert (#63 in 2015) and Robin (#973) are the popular related forms of Hopkin (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Hopkin were at the peak of their popularity in the 1930s (average #872) and have become significantly less common since (#1012, 94%), with forms such as Robert becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robbin, Robert, Robin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aikin, Alpin, Anakin, Aykin, Bodin, Boltin, Bordin, Bowin, Coffin, Coldin, Collin, Colwin, Conlin, Corin, Corrin, Corvin, Deakin, Dorrin, Eoin, Godwin, Gorin, Haaken, Haakim, Haakin, Haakon, Hackit, Hadwin, Hakan, Hakim, Haphiz (see Hafiz), Harbin, Hardin, Harkan, Harkin, Havin, Hawkin, Hawkins, Hazin, Hedwin, Hein, Hobie, Hobson, Hocklie (see Hockley), Hockly (see Hockley), Hockny (see Hockney), Hogan, Holden, Hollis, Honi, Horten, Horton, Hosni, Howlan, Howlen, Husain, Husein, Jenkin, Joslin, Jovin, Korbin, Korrin, Larkin, Lorin, Morfin, Norvin, Norwin, Perkin, Rankin, Rollin, Romain, Roslin, Tomkin, Tomlin, Torin and Torrin. These names tend to be more commonly used than Hopkin.

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