Given Name ROBIN

GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
PRONOUNCED: RAHB-in (American English), RAWB-in (British English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Medieval diminutive of ROBERT. Robin Hood was a legendary hero and archer of medieval England who stole from the rich to give to the poor. In modern times it has also been used as a feminine name, and it may sometimes be given in reference to the red-breasted bird.
VARIANTS: Bob, Rob, Robbie, Robby (English)
DIMINUTIVES: Bobbie, Bobby (English)
FEMININE FORMS: Roberta, Robyn, Robena, Robina, Robynne (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Hrodebert, Robert, Hrodpreht (Ancient Germanic), Roparzh (Breton), Robert (Croatian), Robert (Czech), Robert (Danish), Pertti, Roope, Roopertti (Finnish), Robert (French), Robert, Rupert, Ruprecht (German), Róbert, Robi (Hungarian), Róbert (Icelandic), Roibeárd (Irish), Roberto, Berto (Italian), Roberts (Latvian), Robertas (Lithuanian), Hob, Hopkin (Medieval English), Robert (Norwegian), Robert (Polish), Roberto (Portuguese), Robert (Romanian), Robert (Russian), Raibeart, Rab, Rabbie (Scottish), Róbert (Slovak), Robert (Slovene), Roberto, Berto, Ruperto (Spanish), Hopcyn (Welsh)

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Entry updated July 2, 2017