[ 2 syll. ro-bin, rob-in ] The baby girl name Robin is also used, though less often, as a boy name. It is pronounced as RAA-BihN †. Robin has its origins in the Germanic language and it is used largely in English. Robin is a diminutive of the English, German, and Italian Roberta. See also the related form, the English Robyn.
Robin is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1961 with 0.754% of baby girls being named Robin. It had a ranking of #27 then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is used only on a very light scale now. Among all girl names in its family, Robin was nevertheless the most regularly used in 2012. Although Robin is today more frequently used for baby girls, there was a period from 1926 to 1939 when more boys were given the name. After 1940, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. There were 3 times more baby girls than boys who were named Robin in 1999.
Baby names that sound like Robin include Robbin (English), Robbyn (English), Robinn (English), Robyn (English), Robynn (English), Robynne (English), Rabna, Raeven, Raevin, Raevyn, Raiven, Raphine, Ravan, Raven (English), Ravene, Ravenn, Ravenne, Ravin, Ravine, and Ravinn.
† Pronunciation for Robin: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"