Bird name; or English, diminutive of Robert
"bright fame"

Robin Origin and Meaning

The name Robin is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bright fame".

Now that it's no longer fashionable for girls, Robin is rising for boys again. Robin Hood, Robin Williams, Christopher Robin, and Robin the Boy Wonder are all male namesakes, after all. It reentered the US Top 1000 boys names in 2015 for the first time since 1999 and continues to bounce around the lower end of the Top 1000.

Robin is one of the unisex names that switched predominant genders a couple of times. Initially a boys' name, it hit its high point for both genders in the 1950s, eventually becoming more popular for girls. Now Robin is used near-equally for both sexes, given to 290 baby girls and 256 baby boys in the US in 2021.

Robin is one of the Top 100 Boy Names in France.

# 783 in the US

Robin Rank in US Top 1000

# 214 on Nameberry

Robin Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Robin Popularity

Famous People Named Robin

  • Robin Clark (born Tobias Hartmann)German DJ
  • Robin McLaurin WilliamsAmerican actor/comedian
  • Robin Alan ThickeAmerican singer
  • Robin Lord TaylorAmerican actor
  • Robin van PersieDutch footballer
  • Robert John "Robin" FinckAmerican guitarist for Nine Inch Nails and Guns N' Roses
  • Robin CousinsEnglish figure skater
  • Robin Leonard TrowerEnglish musician of band Procol Harum
  • Robin MarkNorthern Irish Christian singer,songwriter
  • Robin Hugh GibbEnglish musician of band The Bee Gees
  • Robin Noel PecknoldAmerican musician of band the Fleet Foxes
  • (John) Robin WarrenAustralian pathologist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Robert Finlayson "Robin" CookScottish politician
  • Robin PackalenFinnish pop singer
  • Robin Gerard Penleigh BoydAustralian architect
  • Robin DunneCanadian actor
  • Robert Brian "Robin" CookAmerican physician and novelist
  • Robin Ian HunterEnglish novelist
  • Robin InceEnglish comedian
  • Robin Evan RobertsAmerican baseball player
  • Robin R. YountAmerican baseball player
  • Robin Mark VenturaAmerican baseball player and manager
  • Robin Bo Carl SöderlingSwedish tennis player
  • Robin SchulzGerman DJ
  • Robin JarvisEnglish novelist

Robin in Pop Culture

  • Robin HoodEnglish folk hero
  • Christopher Robincharacter in the "Winnie the Pooh" series
  • Robin Goodfellow (aka Puck)English folk figure and character in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
  • Robin Hoodcharacter named after hero in tv series, Once Upon a Time
  • Robin Oakapplepseudonym of the main character in Gilbert & Sullivan's "Ruddigore"
  • Robin the FrogMuppet nephew of Kermit the Frog
  • Robinthe sidekick of Batman and leader of the Teen Titans in the DC Comics
  • Robin De Noira character in the movie: The Secret of Moonacre & a character in the book: The Little White Horse
  • (Robin) John Blakecharacter in movie "The Dark Knight Rises"
  • Robin Woodcharacter on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
  • "Robin" Swedish animated series and main character
  • Robincharacter in animated series "Mona the Vampire"
  • Robinmale or female player character in video game Fire Emblem: Awakening

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