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GenderMasculine & Feminine
PronouncedPron.RAHB-in American English
RAWB-in British English

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.
VariantsBob, Rob, Robbie, Robby English
DiminutivesBobbie, Bobby English
Feminine FormsRoberta, Robyn, Robena, Robina, Robynne English
Other Languages & CulturesHrodebert, 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   Contribute