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I find it looks kind of dumb with a Y in it. It looks better with an I in it: Robin
― Anonymous User  4/14/2005
Robyn with a Y is the feminine spelling. :o)
robyn  1/9/2006
Singer/songwriter Robyn Carlsson is famous in Sweden. Some well known songs are Do you really want me, Show me love, O baby, Don't stop the music, Be mine.
Ylva  2/10/2006
I have always thought Robyn is a pretty name. More feminine with the "y" spelling.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I have always loved the name Robyn. I have known a boy named Robin and a girl named Robyn. I prefer it for a girl spelled Robyn.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2006
I have just met the sweetest little girl named Robyn with blonde hair and blue eyes, it's no wonder I have always liked this name. I think Robyn Emily would be pretty.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2006
A famous bearer is Barbadian singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), better known by her stage name, Rihanna.
AndrewJKD  9/14/2006
I think Robyn is a beautiful name! If I ever have a daughter I will name her Robyn Love.
rainxxxgurl  9/24/2006
I think this is very cool middle name for a girl.
FrancisRobyn  2/23/2007
My mum's name. It suits her & others of that generation but I don't think it has a place for children these days.
lisa_7  4/13/2007
Robyn is also the Czech form.
Name Day: 30th January.
Karcoolka  7/9/2007
Robyn is nickname of Roberta.
Maggie_Simpson  9/6/2007
Love this name! Always have. Robin sounds a little too much like Robin Hood to me, but it could work also.
Patricia Underwood  2/16/2008
Robyn also sounds like Robin Hood, that did not change. I think it looks better without the 'y'.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2008
Pronounced "RAW-bin".
Emilie007  8/15/2008
This is one of the very few "add a y to make it feminine" names that I like.
number1212  3/24/2009
This is my best friends name. I think it's such a pretty name. Some of her friends & family call her Roby for a nickname, but I just think Robyn is too pretty of a name to be shortened.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2009
I think Robin/Robyn sounds more like a boys name though I prefer the spelling of Robyn.
Milena Scialfa  12/31/2009
I LOVE this name, it sounds modern and funky.
1998emma  1/30/2010
It is not entirely a feminine spelling. The male singer Robyn Hitchcock spells his name this way. I used to think that it was only a stage name, but no, this would seem to be his real name.
Pippin  2/7/2010
Just to back up what Pippin said, the birth index for 1953 shows up his name, albeit written as 'Robyn R Hitchcock.' Looking at records from 1966 to 1995, I can estimate that there are about several dozen male Robyn's born in that period. From the ONS list that goes back to 1996, there are still less than 3 to around 6 male Robyn's being born in any given year.

In that respect, I would say that Robyn is just a variant of Robin, not a feminine variant of it.
m4yb3_daijirou  2/17/2016
Going back to the comment I made on February 17th, I have since found out that, according to Kneen, Robyn is (or maybe was) used in the Isle of Man as a diminutive of Robert. However, seeing as if, in the 'Robyn (given name)' page, there are 3 male Robyns listed there, one British, one Canadian (born in Brazil to Canadian parents) and one American, I feel as if these two origins should be separate, unless, of course, there is evidence that the usage of Robyn as a masculine name may have spread from the Isle of Man.
m4yb3_daijirou  5/23/2016
Robyn isn't as modern as we tend to think. There are records of a several men, from different areas of England, named Robyn Hode, along with Robin Hood and Robyn Hode.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2011
I don't really like the name Robin; it is OK, but not my favorite. The spelling Robyn I like a little better.
Joy12  4/24/2011
I like Robin for a boy, but Robyn/Robin on a girl sounds very dated to me, at least it is in the US. It seems to be quite popular in the UK and Ireland, and actually I have to say I'd rather meet a little girl named Robyn than Madison, Kayla, Riley, or Ava.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2013
The name Robyn was given to 177 baby girls born in he US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Robin Miriam Carlsson, better known by her stage name "Robyn", is a Swedish recording artist.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2014
Robyn Starling is a character in Tom and Jerry: The Movie.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2014
My new granddaughter has been named "Robyn Lily". I think Robyn is a very pretty name for a girl.
― Anonymous User  1/3/2015
Robyn Archer is an Australian children's entertainer. She is well-known on ABC For Kids with the song "Eating on the Plane".
emilydominko  2/6/2015
Robyn Burdine is the name of a character on The Good Wife.
badinlatin  4/5/2015
My best friend in primary school was called Robyn. I never hear this name much now, which is sad. It's a lovely name.
SickOfTickingBoxes  9/2/2015
I prefer Robyn than Robin. It's more sweet wih a Y in it. I thought this was a boys name!
Lilybellflower  9/23/2015
Awful spelling.

Just keep Robin as Robin please! Regardless of gender, just keep Robin as Robin.
I must admit that I am very astonished that this spelling isn't on the top 1000 name charts among the U.S. Usually plenty of people in my home country are gung-ho for trashy, juvenile and immature and tacky spellings such as the 'Y' spellings.
This spelling either fell off the charts or never made it there. Either way, it's a cause for celebration.
The name itself receives my approval and my admiration. The spelling simply does not.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2015
I think it is pronounced as "Robin" ie. Roh-bin, as it is a variant of Robin.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2016
To every one who hates it when Robyn is not spelled like Robin- my name is Robyn. I wish I had a different name and definitely a more feminine one. But I don't. I'd rather be Robyn than Robin. Robyn is the feminine spelling. Deal with it.
Hobbitgirl  1/19/2016
My name is Robyn and I prefer it to be spelt with a Y rather than with an I. I don't mean to be mean, but I personally think Robin reminds me of a bird. But I would still call my male child that if I wasn't called Robyn. I like both spellings and like the name but that is just my opinion.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2016
Robin is a name for a winter bird. So I prefer Robyn, not just because that's my name, because I want to change mine.
― Anonymous User  4/14/2016
The name Robyn was given to 250 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
This spelling looks weird to me. Spell it Robin if you like it. Plus, she would be misspelled her whole life. Just go with Robin, or, my favorite, Robina.
Eileen1209864  6/29/2016
I've met someone with the surname Robyn, spelled just like that. So it isn't a made up spelling or something, just a rare one. I like Robyn regardless of how it's spelled. But you know, according to folklore, whatever you do to a robin happens to you, which is probably why I like it so much.
Ulalume  6/30/2016
I like the spelling but there are so many variations like Robin, Robinne, Robynne but Robynne is my favourite.
Sania01  8/3/2016
My name is Robyn spelled with a "Y". As a young child I didn't like my name so much because I was the only one with it. I have never to this day met anyone with the name Robin spelled any which way. Now that I'm older, I appreciate that. I feel unique, original, and set apart. I am 30. The only thing bad I have to say about having the name Robyn with the middle name Leigh is that it was hard for me to come up with a cute nick name. Bynji, roby, byn, Leigh leigh. I always disliked my middle name (a family name) because it was associated with a boy as well. So no shortening my name, AND my maiden name is Buck. So I was called Bird Deer. I grew to like the attention and now that I'm 30, I don't need a nick name. I am honey now and I love the name Robyn. I would not name a child past 1995 with this name though. Seems outdated. So is my husband's name, Randolph.
RobynLeighX7  3/4/2017
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, hip hop producer and rapper Jay Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl like Me, which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the singles "Pon de Replay" and "SOS".
cutenose  7/15/2017
My name is spelled with two b's and a y. I have never liked my first or middle name which is Leigh. Both are boy's names to me.
RobbynLeigh  8/28/2017

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