[ 2 syll. ro-bin, rob-in ] The baby boy name Robin is also used as a girl name, but it is somewhat more common for boys. Its pronunciation is RAA-BihN †. Robin is used chiefly in the English, French, and Romanian languages, and its origin is Germanic. Robin is a diminutive form of Robert.
See also the related form, Robyn (English).
Robin is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the height of its usage in 1956, 0.104% of baby boys were given the name Robin. It ranked at #143 then. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is today of very modest use. In 2018, within the group of boy names directly linked to Robin, Robert was the most widely used. There were times from 1940 to 2004 that the name Robin was given more often to girls, but it is slightly more popular as a baby boy name today.
Baby names that sound like Robin include Robbin, Robyn, Raevin, Raveen, Raven, Ravin, Ravinn, Ravon, Ravonn, Ravyn, Rayvaun, Rayvenne, Rayvinn, Reubin, Reuven, Roupin, Roupon, Roupun, Roupyn, and Rouvin.
† 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)"
Details of famous persons named Robin:
Actor Robin Williams, born 21 July 1952, Chicago, Illinois.
Author Robin Cook, born 4 May 1940, New York, New York.
Fictional Outlaw Robin Hood.
Pop Musician Robin Gibb, born Robin Hugh Gibb, 22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle of Man, England.