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333k
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since 1880

Robin

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Bright fame
  • #207 All Time
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Boys
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62k Robyn (English)
10k Robbin (English)

How popular is the name "Robin" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1889 6 0 6
1893 8 0 8
1896 6 0 6
1898 6 0 6
1899 5 0 5
1901 5 0 5
1903 5 0 5
1904 12 6 6
1905 5 0 5
1906 6 0 6
1907 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1909 12 5 7
1910 6 6 0
1911 8 0 8
1912 26 8 18
1913 21 10 11
1914 32 6 26
1915 44 17 27
1916 33 6 27
1917 44 11 33
1918 39 19 20
1919 40 8 32
1920 66 20 46
1921 53 15 38
1922 70 33 37
1923 60 24 36
1924 72 30 42
1925 89 42 47
1926 82 19 63
1927 95 38 57
1928 90 36 54
1929 107 47 60
1930 121 50 71
1931 98 38 60
1932 126 58 68
1933 128 59 69
1934 161 65 96
1935 156 65 91
1936 149 69 80
1937 173 80 93
1938 229 104 125
1939 297 131 166
1940 407 206 201
1941 447 239 208
1942 567 310 257
1943 570 333 237
1944 643 375 268
1945 915 621 294
1946 1,202 773 429
1947 1,502 937 565
1948 1,665 1,094 571
1949 1,940 1,283 657
1950 2,734 1,995 739
1951 3,847 2,893 954
1952 4,730 3,642 1,088
1953 7,756 6,032 1,724 #66 girl name
1954 10,832 9,043 1,789 #41 girl name
1955 12,056 10,218 1,838 #33 girl name
1956 13,858 11,618 2,240 #29 girl name
1957 14,441 12,574 1,867 #30 girl name
1958 12,985 11,540 1,445 #32 girl name
1959 14,386 12,858 1,528 #32 girl name
1960 15,414 13,979 1,435 #33 girl name
1961 17,492 15,642 1,850 #27 girl name
1962 16,658 15,127 1,531 #25 girl name
1963 15,789 14,431 1,358 #25 girl name
1964 15,492 14,330 1,162 #27 girl name
1965 12,907 11,992 915 #33 girl name
1966 10,294 9,441 853 #42 girl name
1967 8,324 7,693 631 #46 girl name
1968 8,778 8,184 594 #43 girl name
1969 8,023 7,500 523 #46 girl name
1970 7,614 7,002 612 #51 girl name
1971 6,778 6,215 563 #52 girl name
1972 5,888 5,371 517 #55 girl name
1973 5,206 4,808 398 #60 girl name
1974 4,947 4,523 424 #64 girl name
1975 4,743 4,332 411 #65 girl name
1976 4,016 3,622 394 #75 girl name
1977 3,800 3,431 369 #84 girl name
1978 3,827 3,442 385 #89 girl name
1979 3,708 3,208 500 #95 girl name
1980 3,249 2,806 443
1981 3,323 2,868 455
1982 3,173 2,767 406
1983 2,799 2,387 412
1984 2,546 2,113 433
1985 2,382 2,010 372
1986 2,618 2,264 354
1987 2,213 1,911 302
1988 2,090 1,765 325
1989 2,125 1,801 324
1990 1,693 1,412 281
1991 1,540 1,234 306
1992 1,354 1,055 299
1993 1,292 997 295
1994 1,029 799 230
1995 952 727 225
1996 897 719 178
1997 771 596 175
1998 654 496 158
1999 620 462 158
2000 558 422 136
2001 491 359 132
2002 393 271 122
2003 367 255 112
2004 384 252 132
2005 344 214 130
2006 344 224 120
2007 342 213 129
2008 306 188 118
2009 270 178 92
2010 264 157 107
2011 246 145 101
2012 279 175 104
2013 344 189 155
2014 411 223 188

Want to know about the populiarty of Robin? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 332,662 babies born with the name Robin in the United States. That's more than enough Robins to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Robin" was in 1961 with a total of 15,642 babies. (That's a lot of baby Robins)

According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Robin" ranks #36 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 26 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1965. Across the entire United States a total of 12,907 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Robin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Robin as well as things modernly associated with the name Robin such as celebrities named Robin.

English

Origin and Meaning of Robin

The name "Robin" is of English origin, and it means "Bright fame". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Robin Williams

Robin Williams is an actor and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1976 to 2014. Robin was born in 1952 as Robin McLaurin Williams in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie is a football biography. Robin was born in 1983 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Robin was born in 1972 as Robin Jessica Tunney in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Robin Givens

Robin Givens is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1978 to present. Robin was born in 1964 as Robin Simone Givens in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Robin Quivers

Robin Quivers is a radio personality, author, and actor with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1979 to present. Robin was born in 1952 as Robin Ophelia Quivers in Pikesville, Maryland, United States.

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Robin Wright Penn

Robin Wright Penn is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1983 to present. Robin was born in 1966 as Robin Gayle Wright in Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

B is for buoy, you encourage those you see.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nibor". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Onbir". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Robin born Sep 3, 2013

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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