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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

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