Robin: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Robin

Robin

Pronunciation: RAH-bin (key)

Origin of the name Robin:

Feminine form of Robert (bright fame), a French name brought to England by the Normans.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Robyn

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Comments and insights on the name Robin: | Edit

My name is Robin, and I love my name! Like someone else commented, I got some ribbing for my name (Rockin' Robin, Batman & Robin, Robin red breast, etc), but hey, kids will be kids, right? I took it in stride, and joked along with them. I've also come across people who thought that Robin was a male's name (spent some time abroad, and around internationals here in the States). Because the name can be for either female or male, I think it gives the bearer more strength. Those types of names (the ambiguous ones) really appeal to me, in general. I was born in Morocco, and use the name "MoroccanRobin" (a nod to Rockin' Robin!) in many forums, etc. Hello to the other Robins out there!

On a final note: It does annoy me a bit when people misspell my name! For goodness sake, spelling it with an "i" is traditional, and should be the default. I've gotten a lot of "Robyn" misspellings over the years (mostly the recent years). I'm not sure if it's due to the current trend of replacing an "i" with a "y" in names (so trendy!), or if people, in general, have just become terrible spellers! :)

Personal experiences with the name Robin: | Edit

My name is Robin, and I love it!! It's fairly unique, but easy to remember and spell, and I think it's just a cute name in general. I have never ever wanted to change my name, even during the inevitable "middle school identity crisis" that pretty much every child faces.

P.S. Spell it with the "I" and then your girl can dot the "I" all cute if she wants to someday. :)

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My name is also Robin, and I must point out the issues I had with my name while living overseas. People in Germany and England found it very odd to have a girl named Robin, and often joked about the connection with Robin Hood. Not a deal-breaker, but something to consider if your family will live overseas at any point.

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I share the name of Robin. I am definitely not fond of it. I have been taunted by peers and teachers for my name. Rockin' Robin, being compared to a bird, and Batman and Robin have all turned me off of my own name a long time ago. It is also not as easy to spell as one ould think, I have gotten everything; Robyn, Robbin, Robinn, Robbyn. You would figure it's fairly easy to spell, but apparently it isn't.

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My daughter's name is Robin and we love the name. She is bright, curious, and charming, just like a little bird. People often compliment us on choosing a simple, classic name that is both unusual yet familiar.

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My name is Robin, and I would certainly recommend it to others. Throughout my school career I never had another Robin in my class and only two others went to my school. It's always a big deal whenever I meet another Robin which is fun. I love the references to pop culture and find them adorable (in high school I was Robin Hood one year and Batman's sidekick another year). I also love that I was named after a bird and that my name has meaning and isn't just another simple, girly name! The nicknames for this name are also great. I've heard Rob, Robs, Robeen, and Robby(usually that one is from small children:) I also love that whenever I heard my name I know people are talking to me.

Nicknames for Robin: | Edit

Rob, Robi, Robbie, Bobbie

Meanings and history of the name Robin: | Edit
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Famous real-life people named Robin: | Edit

Robin Wright-Penn, American actress.
Robin Bush (Pauline Robinson Bush), first daughter of President George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush.
Robin Quivers, American radio personality.
Robin Roberts, American newscaster.

Robin in song, story & screen: | Edit

Robin Scherbatsky - Character on TV's "How I Met Your Mother"

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