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Gender: F Meaning of Larkin: "rough, fierce" Origin of Larkin: Irish

While Larkin takes this name from girlish bird to boyish surname, there are actually more female Larkins these days than male, and it's a name that works as well for either gender.

Famous People Named Larkin

Barry Larkin, former Reds shortstop
Larkin Grimm, American musician

Pop Culture References for the name Larkin

Larken, a character in the musical/movie Once Upon a Mattress, played by Zooey Deschanel
Larkin, 12-year-old main character in Patricia MacLachlan's children's novel Baby