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My uncle Larkin was named after his father, who was named after his grandfather, Larkin Barnett. The name apparently comes from the Irish, meaning 'rough, fierce' and is definitely a male name. These days, however, people commonly name their girls with boys' names, so it's no wonder everyone is confused.
GinnyBethoc  7/5/2019
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This name definitely seems more suited for a female. This is just like another nature inspired bird name like Robin or Wren. This seems like a good name if that is your style.
jazzycritique  1/28/2019
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I like Larkin for a boy and it sounds so masculine to me! For a girl, I prefer Larkine. I’m starting to understand that some boy names should be best on boys because Charlesine and Christophine seem pretty on girls, they’re never used! That makes no sense:):):):):):):))))))!
― Anonymous User  11/27/2018
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My uncle’s name was Larkin Eldridge (first and middle). These were family names from my maternal grandfather’s side. They were red-haired Scotch-Irish descendants living in El Paso, Tx around 1905-1980. My uncle was born in El Paso in the mid 1940s. His brothers’ names included Leighton, Douglas, Chadwick, and Owain. As far as I know, his name was always Larkin with no nickname, even though all 5 of his siblings had nicknames, common ones for the time (Dick, Jim, etc).
Reese R.  9/3/2018
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Reminds me of larks.
Hushpuppy  2/26/2018
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Larkin is also a modern feminine name. It was the name of the main character of Patricia MacLachlan's book, Baby.
Britta Waterstone  12/13/2017
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Larkin Grimm (b. September 18, 1981), an American "experimental folk" singer and songwriter, is a female bearer of this name.
erb816  12/5/2017
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As a female with the first name of Larkin, I can honestly say I've never met anyone else -- male or female -- with the same name. In school I always looked at it as: "Well, even if I just sign my first name, the teacher won't confuse me with anyone else." :-).

It is far more common as a last name though. Both it and my middle name (Dyer) were taken from the surnames of two maiden aunts.
Wychcraft  10/16/2015
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Larkin is lurkin.
citylights  8/31/2013
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Larkin is also the name of Larkin Groves, a female character from the American TV series "Invasion" (2005-2006), played by American actress Lisa Sheridan (b. 1974).
Lucille  2/25/2013
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This seems feminine to me, perhaps because I'd want to use the nickname Lark.
KathosAnnora  3/26/2011
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In the book Baby by Patricia MacLachlan (of Sarah, Plain and Tall fame), the main character and narrator is named Larkin. I had never heard this name until I read that book, but I like it a lot. It sounds more feminine to me, probably because the book character is a girl.
britto08  4/25/2009
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Larkin was the name Lauren Olamina gave her child in the book Parable of the Talents. Unfortunately, Larkin was kidnapped at the age 2 months old and renamed Asha.
bibi66  2/21/2009
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I wouldn't name my kid this or anything, but it looks like a terrific name for a character in a fantasy book, and maybe even a good name for a band, if you think about it.
Pippin  5/4/2008
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I don't really like this name, and it sounds very surname-y and elitist.
slight night shiver  4/27/2008
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Lady Larkin is a character in the musical "Once Upon a Mattress".
Lady Seashell  3/29/2008
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Actually, she's Lady Larken, not Lady Larkin. Larkin seems like a feminine name to me, despite the more masculine -in ending, because of the whole lark thing.
Skittsie13  4/20/2008
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Bearing it as a surname is poet Philip Larkin.
Tytan  3/10/2008
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The main character in Hairspray is named Link Larkin.
― Anonymous User  7/28/2007

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