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pinWhat does Hopkins mean?

Hopkins /hop-kins/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Hopkins is "son of Robert". In the past, Hob was a nickname for Robert.


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

Hopkins has 30 more different forms via Robert: Bert, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Rab, Rabbie, Riobard, Rip, Rob, Roban, Robb, Robben, Robbie, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby, Robers, Roberto, Robertson, Robi, Robin, Robinson, Robson, Robyn, Robynson, Rupert, Ruperto and Ruprecht.

Kreatif forms: Haipkins, Hapkins, Hepkins. [more]

pinHow popular is Hopkins?

Hopkins is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#289 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Hopkins and corresponding names. Robert (#61 a year ago), Roberto (#343), Bobby (#752), Robby, Rupert, Robin, Robbie, Robb, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Rob and Bert are the prominent related forms of Hopkins (outside Top 1000) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5568%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1418%, 74.5% less), with versions such as Bobby, Bob, Bobbie, Rob and Bert falling out of fashion. Roberto (#343) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bert, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Bobby in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rob, Robb, Robbie, Robby, Robert in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Roberto, Robin, Rupert in U.S.

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