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Pronounced Pron. RAHB-in(American English)
RAWB-in(British English)
RAW-BEHN(French)
RAW-bin(Dutch)
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Meaning & History

Medieval diminutive of ROBERT, now usually regarded as an independent name. 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.
VariantsBob, Rob, Robbie, Robby(English)
DiminutivesBobbie, Bobby(English)
Feminine FormsRoberta, Robyn, Robena, Robina, Robynne(English) Roberte(French)
Other Languages & CulturesHrodebert, Robert, Hrodpreht(Ancient Germanic) Roparzh(Breton) Robert(Catalan) Robert(Croatian) Robert(Czech) Robert(Danish) Robert(Estonian) Robert, Pertti, Roope, Roopertti(Finnish) 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)
Surname DescendantsRobbins, Robinson(English) Robin(French)

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