Robin (name)

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Robin Lu
Family name
Region of origin English-speaking countries
Related names Robinson
Pronunciation UK English /ˈrɒb.ɪn/, American English /ˈrɑb.ɪn/
Gender Unisex
Word/name England
Meaning "Fame", diminutive
Other names
Related names Robbin, Robine, Robyne, Robynne, Robynn, Robyn, Robbyn, Robben and Robene.

Robin was originally a diminutive given name of Robert, derived from the prefix Rob- (hrod, Old Germanic, meaning "fame"), and the suffix -in (Old French diminutive). More recently, it is used as an independent name. The name Robin is uncommon (but not unique) in being a masculine given name, feminine given name, and a surname. In Europe, although it is sometimes regarded as a female name, it is generally given to males. In North America, it is more popular as a female name - during the 1990s, for example, it was the 325th most popular girl's name and the 693rd most popular boy's name. There are several common variations, including Robyn, Robbin, Robine, Robyne, Robynne, and Robbyn.[2] Robine is a female version of the name Robin. In some cultures Robyn is strictly female. It has its origin in France and is also a very common surname in France. Robin is occasionally found as a surname in English language-speaking countries. Common nicknames are Rob, Robbie or Bobby.[1] Robin may refer to:

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  • Robyn (born 1979, Robin Miriam Carlsson), Swedish pop singer and songwriter
  • Robyn Ebbern (born 1944), Australian tennis player
  • Robyn Rihanna Fenty, often known as Rihanna (born 1988), Barbadian pop singer
  • Robyn Gayle (born 1985), Canadian football (soccer) player
  • Robyn Hitchcock (born 1953), British singer-songwriter and artist
  • Robyn Lawley (born 1989), Australian model
  • Robyn Lively (born 1972), American actress
  • Robyn Loau (born 1972), Australian singer, songwriter and actress
  • Robyn Malcolm (born 1965), New Zealand actress
  • Robyn Miller (born 1966), American businessman, co-founder of Cyan Worlds (originally Cyan)
  • Robyn Nevin (born 1942), Australian actress, director and former head of the Sydney Theatre Company
  • Robyn Ochs (born 1958), American bisexual and LGBT rights activist
  • Robyn Regehr (born 1980), Brazilian-born Canadian professional ice hockey
  • Robyn Slovo (born 1953), South African film producer

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  1. ^ a b Robin - Origin and Meaning of the name Robin at
  2. ^ Social Security