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Meaning and Name Origin

Hopkins \ho-pki-ns, hop-kins\ 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.


Hopkins is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#263 out of 88799, 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 (#unlisted). Adoption of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 and has become much less since, with versions such as Bobby, Robbie, Robby, Robin and Rupert falling out of fashion. Roberto (#343) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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