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Robyn (boy)

What does Robyn mean?

Robyn Pronunciation of Robyn [robyn] as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' name Robyn) is an Old German and English name, and the meaning of the name Robyn is "bright fame; famous, bright, shining". Robyn is a variant form of Robert (Old German). Robyn is also a form of Robin (English).

Associated with: bright, fame.


Robyn has 4 variants: Roban, Robben, Robbin and Robbyn.

12 more alternative forms via Robert, Robin: Bob, Bobby, Rab, Rob, Robb, Robbie, Robbins, Robby, Robers, Robi, Robson and Robynson.

Creative forms:
(male) Rabyn, Roybyn, ..

(female) Robynah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Robyn Tiago (R.T.), ..

How popular is Robyn?

Robyn is a rare first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#64186 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Robyn was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #1584 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robyn name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Robert (#63 in recent rankings), Bobby (#738), Robin (#973), Robby, Robbie, Rob, Robb, Bob and Robbin are the prominent related forms of Robyn. Other forms, like Robbyn, are uncommon. These relations of Robyn were popular as baby names 9 decades ago (adoption of 6.48%) and have become significantly less widespread since (adoption 0.35%, 95%), with versions like Robert going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Robyn, Bob, Bobby, Rob, Robb in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Robyn is alike in pronunciation to Reuban, Reuben, Reubin, Ruben and Rubin. Other recommended names are Albyn, Boyn, Colyn, Corbyn, Korbyn, Loryn, Nolyn, Roan, Rogan, Rohan, Roman, Ron, Ronan, Ronn, Rory, Roslyn, Rowan, Rowen, Roy, Royan, Rozen, Ruby and Tobyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Robyn.

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