Meaning and Name Origin
Robbins \r(o)-bbi-ns\ as a name for boys. Robbins' name origin is Old German, and the meaning of the name Robbins is "bright fame". Robbins is a form of Robert (Old German): a favorite name for boys since the Middle Ages. Atypical as a birth name.
Robbins has 29 different forms via Robert: Bert▼, Bertie▼, Bob▼, Bobbie▼, Bobby▼, Rab, Rabbie, Riobard, Rip, Rob▼, Roban, Robb▼, Robben, Robbie▼, Robbin, Robbinson, Robby▼, Robers, Roberto▲, Robertson, Robi, Robin▼, Robinson, Robson, Robyn, Robynson, Rupert▼, Ruperto and Ruprecht.
Robbins is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#366 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Robbins and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Robbins (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Robert (#61 the previous year), Roberto (#343), Bobby (#752), Robby, Rupert, Robin, Robbie, Robb, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Rob and Bert. These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 and have become much less popular since, with forms like Bobby, Robbie, Robby, Robin and Rupert becoming somewhat outmoded. Roberto (#343) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)