Robin

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • Robyn (as a given name)

Etymology[edit]

Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of Robert

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robin (plural Robins)

  1. A male given name.
    • late 1300s, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales:
      Oure Hoste saugh that he was dronke of ale,
      And seyde, "Abyd, Robin, my leve brother,
      Som bettre man shal telle us first another:
      Abyd, and lat us werken thriftily."
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act i, Scene 1:
      They say he is already in the forest of Arden, and a many merry men with him; and there they live like the old Robin Hood of England.
    • 1785, Robert Burns, Rantin', Rovin' Robin:
      This waly boy will be nae coof: /I think we'll call him Robin./ Robin was a rovin' boy, / Rantin', rovin', rantin', rovin', /Robin was a rovin' boy, / Rantin', rovin' Robin.
    • 1991, Julian Barnes, Talking It Over, Jonathan Cape (ISBN 0224031570), page 12:
      Some names simply aren't appropriate after a while. Say you were called Robin, for instance. Well that's a perfectly good monicker up to the age of about nine, but pretty soon you'd have to do something about it, wouldn't you? Change your name by deed-poll to Samson, or Goliath, or something.
  2. A female given name, also associated with the bird robin.
    • 1949, Adela Rogers St. John, Never Again, and Other Stories (Doubleday 1949), page 25:
      "We'll name her Robin," her mother said, and and it was as though at her words something of that spring and the bird's song and his gay and friendly and impudent spirit entered into the child.
  3. (rare compared to given name) A patronymic surname​.

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Noun[edit]

Robin (plural Robins)

  1. (soccer) Someone connected with any number of sports teams known as the Robins, as a fan, player, coach, etc.

Czech[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Robin m

  1. A male given name, cognate to Robin

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robin

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robin

  1. A male given name recently borrowed from English.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French diminutive of Robert.

Proper noun[edit]

Robin (m)

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robin

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Robin

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Robin. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1880.

Proper noun[edit]

Robin

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 27 631 males with the given name Robin living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.