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Of Germanic origin.

Diminutive of the name Robert.

A unisex name.

From the Proto-Germanic name “Hrodebert” that derives from the word elements “hrod”, meaning “fame”, and “beraht”, meaning “bright”.

Robin is also a bird name.

From the robin birds, the European and the American robin, known as “robin redbreast”.

They are one of the most familiar songbirds of the U.K. and the eastern United States.

Robins are “crowned” as UK’s national bird. Although they are migratory they stay in England no matter the weather conditions. They are, therefore, associated with the notions of loyalty and faithfulness.

Robin Hood, the English legendary hero, is the most famous bearer of the name.

According to the legend and the ballads, he was of noble birth, a skilled swordsman and archer, who robbed the rich and the representatives of any authority sharing the gains with the poor.

Other forms of the name are Robert, Roben, Rob, Robbie, Bob, Bobby, Bobbie, Rupert, Roberto, Hob.

Feminine forms of the name are Robyn, Roberta, Robynne, Robina.

Robin was ranked #21 in Switzerland, #37 in France, #41 in Belgium (2015). It was ranked #98 in Holland as a feminine name in 2016.

Famous male bearers are Robin Williams, Robin Gibb, Robin van Persie, Robin Zander, Robin Söderling, Robin Lopez, Robin Thicke, Robin Taylor.

Famous female bearers are Robin Wright, Robin Roberts, Robin Givens, Robin Tunney.

Robin Wright is an American actress and director.

She is known for her roles in film such as “Forrest Gump”, “Message in a Bottle”, “Moneyball”, “State of Grace”. In 2014 she won a Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series for her role in “House of Cards”.

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