Robin (name)

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Robin
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PronunciationUK English /ˈrɒb.ɪn/, American English /ˈrɑb.ɪn/
GenderUnisex
Origin
Word/nameFrance, Germany
Meaning"Fame", diminutive
Other names
Related namesRobinson, Robbin, Robine, Roben, Robyn, Robbyn, Robben, Robert
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Robin is originally a diminutive masculine given name or nickname of Robert, derived from the prefix Rob- (hrod, Old Germanic, meaning "fame"), and the suffix -in (Old French diminutive). The name Robin is a masculine given name, feminine given name, and a surname. In Europe, although it is sometimes regarded as a feminine name, it is generally given to boys. In 2014, 88% of babies named Robin in England were boys.[2] In United States, it used to be more popular as a feminine name—during the 1990s, for example, it was the 325th most popular name for girls and the 693rd most popular name for boys. However the gap has been narrowing and recently the number of baby boys and baby girls named Robin in United States has been roughly similar (as visualized in the chart on the right).[3] In 2014 46% of babies named Robin in United States were boys, which is about 3 times that figure in 1990.[3]

Gender distribution of babies named Robin in United States, according to Social Security[3]

There are several common variations, including Robyn, Robbin, Robine, Robyne, Robynne, and Robbyn.[4] Robin 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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  1. ^ a b Robin - Origin and Meaning of the name Robin at BabyNames.com
  2. ^ Office of National Statistics, UK
  3. ^ a b c Social Security
  4. ^ Social Security
  5. ^ "Assemblywoman Robin L. Titus". Nevada Legislature. Retrieved February 6, 2016.