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Love this name for a boy and a girl.
someone-  10/27/2019
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I din't know this name was used on girls. I always thought it's a boys name and I also think it's 100% male name only. For me, this will always be only male name, period.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2019
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Robin is a 100% MALE name. End of story.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2019
4
Even though I have a female cousin with this name, I honestly like it a lot better for guys instead of girls. Here’s why: 1. Robin Williams. I really liked his movies, and I cried when he died, so it would be good to use this name for a boy as a tribute to him. 2. In MOST countries (besides the US and maybe Canada), Robin IS a boy’s name.
Mab1996  9/4/2019
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I don't understand why people even started using this name on girls in the first place. This has always been a male name. And, even though the name was given to a bird, it originally had nothing to do with birds. It's a diminutive of Robert, only a medieval one. Like now, we would use Robby as a diminutive of Robert, but back then they would use Robin. Also, this name has feminine versions like Robyn, Robina and Robena. If this was a girl's name, there wouldn't be other feminine versions. It's a male name.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2019
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I used to have a friend named this. She was a female. Although we are not friends anymore, I do like her name. It’s very outdoorsy. She used to make us say bluebird instead of Robin when singing that Jingle Bells song because she didn’t like hearing her name in the song! Haha.
― Anonymous User  7/29/2019
3
Love it, one of my favourite names.
Greeniou123  7/20/2019
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Usage: English, Dutch (Modern), French (Modern), German (Modern), Swedish (Modern), Finnish (Modern), Czech (Modern), Polish (Modern)

Pronounced: RAHB-in (American English), RAWB-in (British English), RAW-bin (Dutch, German, Swedish), RAW-BEEN (French), RO-been (Finnish), RO-bin (Czech)

A famous bearer in modern times is German musician and DJ Robin Schulz.
RHAWK3935  7/11/2019
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I believe this name works well on boys and girls alike of all ages, though I'd rather use it on a girl in my opinion. If you want to name your child after Robin Hood or are looking for an alternative to Robert, use it on a boy. If you want to name your child after the bird, use it on a girl. I detest the spelling "Robyn" though.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2019
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Robin is definitely a male name. Not only because it comes from Robert, the most masculine name you can possibly imagine, but also because it was originally a male name, a nickname for Robert, an ancient Germanic name meaning "fame bright". Also, the feminine forms Robyn (spelled with y instead of i) and Robina (with a letter a at the end) exist for a reason. A great and strong masculine name!
MrNameGuy250  5/28/2019
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Wait, this was used on GIRLS? More than BOYS? What is wrong with this world- this is a boy name.
― Anonymous User  4/27/2019
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I always thought it was a boy's name.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2019
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I think this is one of the very few unisex names that actually works great on both males and females!
As a teenager I have met one girl named Robin, and she was so sweet and caring. She alone made me have a great impression of this name.
I do however have to say though, I do think this name leans more towards males when it comes to which gender suits the name best, but honestly it is great for either a boy or girl.
It also ages well.
SecretsWithin  1/8/2019
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I believe Robin is suitable for boys or girls. For a boy, it’s strong and handsome, and for a girl, it’s delicate and ladylike enough. Though there is also the spelling Robyn, I prefer it for a girl only. Teen Titans Go makes me love it for a boy and the nature for a girl. Though it’s slightly more feminine in my opinion, but Robyn is feminine completely!
― Anonymous User  1/2/2019
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My name is Robin... well its Robinlyn, one word. I literally have to say that everytime I meet someone new so that they understand that Lyn is not my middle name. I have researched the names thoroughly individually. Robin means bright fame, and lyn means beautiful, and cascading water. I happen to think it suits me perfectly especially since my passion and gift in this world is to sing like a bird, nothing makes me happier. Also, I am the epitome through and through of a Cancer, a water sign. I love my name and have never met another Robinlyn in person in my life so far. I get variations of nicknames... Bird, Birdie, Robin, Robbie, Rob, Bobby... no one has ever called me my first name for long after meeting me despite their promises to do so. It gets shortened everytime... but I wish upon a star... maybe one day someone will be up to the challenge lol.
Msshortell13  12/18/2018
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In standard British RP, Rob does NOT sound like RAWB. There is a very clear difference in pronunciation between "cot" and "caught".
Musaraigne  11/17/2018
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In 2018, 54 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Robin who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 950th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

In 2018, 49 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Robin who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 189th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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I think Robin perfectly fits either gender.
edg0123  9/21/2018
2
Robin is a really nice name, on BOTH boys and girls. I dislike the spelling Robyn, really kills the vibe.
kayisforkeen  8/5/2018
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In Dutch the name Robin looks like the Dutch word for ruby, which is robijn. The last part of the word, bijn, sounds like 'ine'.
― Anonymous User  6/5/2018
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It's a really cute, nature inspired name. I like it more than Robert.
Kitandkat  3/27/2018
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The name Robin was given to 129 boys born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  3/1/2018
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This is a bit personal, but there is a YouTuber named Robin Seplut (male) that helps stray kittens. I think of Robin as a name for generous people and heroes.
BehindAName9  10/29/2017
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Robin Frijns is a Dutch racing driver. He competed in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Formula E seasons for MS Amlin Andretti.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2017
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Robin McGraw was born on December 28, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Robin Jameson. She is an actress, known for Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight and Christmas in Washington. She has been married to Phil McGraw since August 14, 1976. They have two children.
cutenose  7/15/2017
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Robin Givens is an American actress who played Darlene on the 80s sitcom "Head of the Class." She married boxer Mike Tyson in 1988, but divorced him a year later.
lichnost  6/10/2017
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Robin would make a great sister for Fawn.
Tatumarore  5/27/2017
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Robin Bengtsson is a Swedish singer who took part in Swedish Idol 2008. He will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine with the song "I Can't Go On".
cutenose  5/12/2017
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Robin Charles Thicke is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Thicke has worked with several artists, such as Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, K. Michelle, Pharrell Williams, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Flo Rida, Kid Cudi and Mary J. Blige, among others. Thicke worked on albums such as Usher's Confessions and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III, while releasing his own R&B singles in the US including "Lost Without U", "Magic", and "Sex Therapy". He rose to international fame in 2013 with his single "Blurred Lines", which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.
cutenose  2/25/2017
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Robin Szolkowy is a German pair skater. With partner Aliona Savchenko, he is the 2010 and 2014 Olympic bronze medalist, a five-time World champion (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014), a four-time European champion (2007–2009, 2011), a four-time Grand Prix Final champion (2007, 2010, 2011, 2013), and an eight-time German national champion (2004–2009, 2011, 2014). Savchenko and Szolkowy scored the first 10.0 ever given by a judge under the ISU Judging System.
cutenose  2/15/2017
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Robin Antin is an American dancer, choreographer, actress, and clothing designer entrepreneur. In 1995 she founded the modern burlesque troupe the Pussycat Dolls. By 2005, she diversified into various media including a pop recording group with international hits, a Las Vegas nightclub venue and floorshow, various merchandise, and a reality television series. Since then, she has gone on to create other girl groups, including Girlicious, the Paradiso Girls, and G.R.L. As a choreographer, Antin worked with entertainers such as Paris Hilton, and artists such as Anastacia, Pink, the Offspring and No Doubt. Additionally, she was responsible for the dance ensembles in various films. She is the sister of celebrity hair stylist Jonathan Antin, director Steve Antin and actor Neil Antin. She appeared in an episode of her brother Jonathan's show Blow Out. On January 2, 2010, Antin, Tony Selznick, and Paula Abdul presented choreography agent Julie McDonald with an award for being a pioneer of dance representation and a friend, helper, and agent to many choreographers for over 25 years. The award was presented at the The Carnival: Choreographer's Ball 11th Anniversary Show.
cutenose  2/14/2017
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My dad was named Robin, and I have a good friend named Robyn. I like the name for men better than women but I do see that the bird association is more feminine, although the brightest, most noticeable Turdus migratorius are, of course, male. Spelling the female name with a "y" seems preferable to me.
VMJH  12/3/2016
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My name is Robin and I am female. My parents named me this after the bird. I believe decades ago parents went with simple names. I have been the only Robin that I have known for the greater part of my life. I love my name. I think it is a very strong and independent name. It has character. I can't imagine being called anything else. When it comes down to it, it doesn't matter what your name is. It is not the name that makes the person but their character.
stormey  11/25/2016
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As far as I'm aware Robin spelt with an I has always been the usual male spelling. I have only ever met two or three other Robins. It's quite an unusual name and on a personal note; one of the few good things my parents ever did for me.
The only women I've ever met with the name spelt it with a y.
robinh  10/12/2016
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My little (female) cousin bears this name, as her dad is a bird expert. The name seems feminine to me.
PurpleManners  10/5/2016
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Robin Branaugh was the best friend of the main Character in season 1 and 2 of Young Dracula.
akg1ltmr  9/27/2016
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The name Robin was given to 260 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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Hate this name for a girl.
Luvbug86  4/16/2016
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I love how this name is becoming more popular as a feminine name too, it suits as a girl's name.
scarswonteverfade  9/13/2015
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Robin is the customizable avatar in 'Fire Emblem: Awakening'. He's also a playable character in 'Super Smash Bros.' for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
― Anonymous User  8/28/2015
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I am a Robin. My parents chose the name well in advance of my birth and, though I am a female, my name would have been the same had I been male. I have personally known 3 others with my name, all my age and older (I am 63), two women and one man. Growing up my best friend was named Robin also. I find my name unique and seldom heard and I love being different in that way.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2015
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Robin Hobb is the pen name of Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden under which she writes her 'Realm of the Elderlings' series of novels.
Feorsteorra  7/24/2015
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In France, Robin is pretty much male-only. Every Robin I know is male.
Acajou  7/18/2015
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Robin is the default name of the player character in Fire Emblem: Awakening. You can choose Robin's gender since the name is unisex.
Buneary  3/3/2015
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Nice name and fairly uncommon. Glad it can be feminine too.
Hushpuppy  1/28/2015
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Pronounced RAW-bin in Dutch.
Quamalamalam  1/10/2015
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I love the name Robin! It's a cute, friendly name! I adore the bird. ^_^ The name Robin makes me think of Batman's sidekick, who is the leader of Teen Titans.
― Anonymous User  11/9/2014
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Robin Miriam Carlsson, better known by her stage name "Robyn", is a Swedish recording artist.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2014
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Robin Downes is an English voice actor.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
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By far the best girls name ever. It is too cute.
rmariehan  5/4/2014
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Love this as a boy's name, but definitely wouldn't use as a girl's name. Know many great people named Robin, but I personally like it so much more as a boy's name.
kaceyjustine  4/21/2014
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Robin Zander from Cheap Trick.
lightfromadeadstar  3/28/2014
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The name Robin was given to 174 baby girls and 104 baby boys born in the US in 2012. I personally prefer it on a boy.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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Love this name but curses why does it have so popular anyway?! I want to share the name even though this makes no sense to me.
― Anonymous User  5/18/2013
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Robin is a girls name. I don't care that it came from Robert. A robin is a bird. I think of birds as sweet and delicate creatures; boys should be named for big & strong animals, like Wolf.
foreverslowly  8/18/2012
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I like this name. I find it more masculine than feminine, but as a first name, I think it would be better suited to girls. Other than that, it would make a great middle name for a boy!
Meapergirl  11/16/2011
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Robin Charles Scherbatsky Jr. is a (female) character on the TV show, "How I Met Your Mother." She was named after her father, who was disappointed to have a daughter, having always wanted and expected to have a son.
Emmasj  10/10/2011
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I adore this name! It is a sophisticated name for a strong woman. If I have another daughter, I will name her Robin.
― Anonymous User  7/30/2011
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Great for a girl! I'm in favor of tasteful bird names - Wren, Finch, and the like.

But it sounds too fictionalized for a boy; reminds me of Hood or Peter Pan. Someone in green tights- haha!
JW41926  4/6/2011
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I think it's a nice girls name if a little 40 years ago but I really love it on boy, it seems much more timeless and whimsical because of Robin Hood, Robin the Boy Wonder & Christopher Robin - all male characters.
Vesey  4/6/2011
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A former male colleague of mine, is named Robbin. With two bs.
Kaat5  12/28/2010
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I adore this as a boy's name! I think it's partially do to the Robin character on Teen Titans. It seems too choppy and masculine on a girl, but slightly lyrical on a boy. I'd love to name a son Robin Judas.
EchoSketcher  12/6/2010
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Also used in Sweden. [noted -ed]
Beautiful Victory  7/25/2010
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Pronounced ROB-in.
persephoneinflowers  7/2/2010
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I know a female Robin, and a male Robin who is twelve. I never knew it was a unisex name until I met him.
italiannames  12/1/2009
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Pronounced RAW-bin.
MaggieSimpson  11/23/2009
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Those "debating" whether Robin is more masculine or feminine probably need to get their priorities straight. There are more important issues out there. However, as the authors of this website pointed out, many parents who used the name may have been influenced by the bird. Bird names are not as common as flower names or jewel names, but when they do occur they are often feminine (Lark being a trendier example). Even Jay is at least sometimes used for girls. The variant spellings of "Robyn" and "Jaye" may be used to signal that the bearer is a female--since variant spellings are often just that, signals that the bearer is a female. However some parents may find these spellings a little TOO fancy or artificial for their tastes. And it's hardly universal. As with other non-gender specific names (Lee/Leigh), spellings are scarcely 100% masculine OR feminine. Rock musician Robyn Hitchcock is male--and Jaye Davidson is, well, androgynous at least. Robin is in any event a diminutive, so while it could be interpreted as a nickname for Robert, it could just as well be for Roberta.
gbcallahan  7/27/2009
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Robin Moulder, AKA Agent Moulder, bassist of the late band Jack Off Jill.
Kerules  7/6/2009
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Robin Tunney is a female American actor.
Charlie1977  5/24/2009
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Robin Olds, former American fighter ace and former husband of Hollywood pin-up girl Ella Raines bore this name.
Tiger59  3/7/2009
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Pronounced "rhaw-BEN" in french, with a nasalized sound at the end (on the "ben"). Strictly used for boys in France!
Senko  2/22/2009
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The name Robin comes from the name Robert. In the US more girls are named Robin/Robyn than boys, but that wasn't so true in the early 1900s. I'm named for my uncle (I'm female) who died in WW2 so I'm honored to have his name (without the "y").
Robinfaye  12/28/2008
1
Robin Finck, guitarist
Robin van Persie, footballer
Robin Gibb, singer, composer, producer
Robin Paulsson, ståuppkomiker, manusförfattare och programledare
Robin Söderling, tennis player
Emilie007  11/16/2008
1
I am a female with the name Robin. My parents chose it because it was the only name they could agree on. Boy or girl I would have been Robin. A Lot of people think the spelling with the 'y' is more suitable for females. I honestly don't think it matters. And I do like it and the fact that not everyone has it.
Robinlove  11/11/2008
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Nico Robin is a fictional character in the anime and manga series One Piece created by Eiichiro Oda.
― Anonymous User  9/9/2008
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Robin Fraser, footballer, born 17th December, 1966 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Emilie007  9/3/2008
1
I prefer it as a guys name because girls I think should spell it with a y and they can't steal Robin Hood's name!
yohevid  8/2/2008
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I don't know why you would name a girl Robin. It sounds so masculine to me. I always think of Robin Hood. I think it's a lovely name for a boy and for a girl it's kind of trashy. Just my opinion.
Lily8  8/1/2008
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Robin Klein was a female author of children's books such as Junk Castle.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2008
0
Super cool as a nickname for Robert, but as a full name or girls name, UCK.
spaz123  4/5/2008
1
Robin was the name of the Miller in Chaucer's Millers Tale. He is described with having a bagpipe, an instrument apparently played by The Devil.
NDean  3/30/2008
1
Robin Van Persie is a football (soccer) player for Arsenal and Holland! I love the name I think it's really masculine and not for girls, the girls I know named this spell it Robyn.
Gianna  3/4/2008
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I like this name, but only for girls.
jasmineenimsaj  2/6/2008
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Pronounced Rob-in.
― Anonymous User  12/2/2007
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This name is only for men. If it was meant to be a lady`s name it would be Robina or Robine.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2007
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Robin is a male name.
Karcoolka  6/4/2007
0
Ditto. It's better suited on a boy.
Lizdebiz  10/16/2007
0
I think this is a pretty name if it is used on a girl. I think the name should be popular once again.
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
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Robin Thicke, the son of actor Alan Thicke ("Growing Pains"), is an R&B singer.
Jasmine  3/16/2007
1
Robin seems like more of a boys name to me. I would like it if it weren't for Batman, but when you hear a name and think "Holy____, Batman" (___ = random word) it simply isn't a good thing.
YMPvt  3/4/2007
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In Monty Python and the Holy Grail, my favorite movie, Sir Robin is a Knight of the Round Table.
murtagh  11/21/2006
2
Robin Mark is a Christian music artist.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
1
Beautiful name, I like the spelling. I prefer this name to girls, but I guess it could fit on boys too.
Yippal  11/11/2006
1
I am also a female Robin. My mother got the name from a soap opera in 1968 called "The Doctors" so I am named after Dr. Robin. She loved the name, but I recently found out Dr. Robin was Male. I am very proud of my name.
RobinElaine  7/12/2006
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I love this name. It's so sweet! I originally liked it for a girl but I would name my son Robin too. There is something very lighthearted and natural about the name. Makes my heart smile. =)
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
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My name is Robin, and I wasn't named after Robin-Hood or the robin bird. My mom actually named me after a character named Robin Scorpio on the soap opera General Hospital.
robinashley2007  6/11/2006
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"Forest Gump" actress Robin Wright Penn. Robin has a daughter, Dylan Penn.
Pheadirean  6/2/2006
1
Famous bearer is (female, for those of you may not know) author, Robin McKinley.
websurfer  3/14/2006
2
I like this name, but for boys only.
― Anonymous User  1/30/2006
1
I find it hard to believe that no one has said this, but it is Robin Hood's name from the famous books.
― Anonymous User  1/8/2006
2
Robin Goodfellow in English folklore is a euphemistic personification of a half-tamed, troublesome elf or hob-goblin, a prankster who is the domesticated aspect of Puck. Shakespeare used him in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
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Christopher Robin is Winnie-the-Pooh's human friend.
breakofday  12/16/2005
1
In Sweden it USED to be for boys ONLY (it got trendy when tennis player Björn Borg named his son Robin) but then along came pop singer Robin and single handedly made it ok for girls. She changed her name to Robyn after a while, because it was more female and grown up.
Elphi  12/14/2005
1
Robin Lee Hatcher is a Christian author. I've read 2 of her books (Speak to Me of Love and Loving Libby). She's a good writer!
― Anonymous User  11/13/2005
3
Famous bearer is comedian/actor Robin Williams.
Tbird  9/25/2005
1
The is a cartoon character called Robin in Teen Titans.
SeaShellClub  8/11/2005
2
Robin isn't just a character in Teen Titans; in Teen Titans he's a retooled, kiddy version of Robin from Batman. Robin's real name was Richard Grayson and he and his parents were in the circus as acrobats before his parents died and he was taken in by Batman. Robin is Batman's sidekick.
gin_rummy  9/1/2005
0
I have always loved my name, Robin. I do not find a lot of women in my age group nor my ethic background with this name. I have read that it is from the French, Robert, and it means "Ye of little fame" and its modern translation is "almost famous" and that is me alright. I have a mug with a pair of really red lips and the name Robin and the words "almost famous" painted on it that I found in a mall one time years ago.
― Anonymous User  6/18/2005
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To the Anonymous above who mentioned the name Robert: it does not many "ye of little fame". It's my dad's name and it means "shining fame".
Arowen Half-Elven  12/19/2005
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Name of actress Sidney Greenbush (born Sidney Robin Danae), Sidney is her on-screen name, she was always called Robin in real life. She later changed her name to Robyn, because it´s more feminine.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2005
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In Europe, this name is more popular for boys than for girls.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2005
1
Famous bearer: Actress, Robin Mattson.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2005

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