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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Robyn

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  • A submission from Canada says the name Robyn means "Famed, bright, shining" and is of German origin.

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  1. A female given name, a spelling variant of Robin
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Robyn

She holds the title Pon de Replay" and Umbrella". She has had major accomplishments since 2005. Rihanna was given the name Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20th, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados.

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Robyn is a musician. She has been prominent since 1989. Robyn was given the name Robin Miriam Carlsson on June 12th, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Robyn Lively is an actress. She was most prominent from 1978 to present. Robyn was given the name Robyn Elaine Lively on February 7th, 1972 in Powder Springs, Georgia, U.S.

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Robyn Hitchcock is an alternative rock, jangle pop, psychedelic folk, and post-punk musician. Robyn was born on March 3rd, 1953.

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Robyn Davidson is a writer. Robyn was born on September 6th, 1950 in Miles, Queensland, Australia.

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Robyn Hilton is an actor and actress. Her career lasted from 1974 to 1985. Robyn was born in 1940.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Robyn

Robyn is a musician. She has been prominent since 1989. Robyn was given the name Robin Miriam Carlsson on June 12th, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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How popular is the baby name Robyn in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1921 6 6 0
1923 7 7 0
1924 5 5 0
1927 6 6 0
1929 6 6 0
1930 8 8 0
1932 8 8 0
1933 7 7 0
1934 10 10 0
1935 14 14 0
1936 14 14 0
1937 13 13 0
1938 13 13 0
1939 30 30 0
1940 33 28 5
1941 24 24 0
1942 38 38 0
1943 47 47 0
1944 45 37 8
1945 73 67 6
1946 141 135 6
1947 348 329 19
1948 315 305 10
1949 340 325 15
1950 351 333 18
1951 433 408 25
1952 535 515 20
1953 689 662 27
1954 975 946 29
1955 1,027 1,009 18
1956 1,259 1,227 32
1957 1,207 1,185 22
1958 1,203 1,186 17
1959 1,164 1,132 32
1960 1,254 1,227 27
1961 1,578 1,536 42
1962 1,699 1,658 41
1963 1,723 1,696 27
1964 1,907 1,882 25
1965 1,423 1,395 28
1966 1,439 1,418 21
1967 1,208 1,190 18
1968 1,429 1,415 14
1969 1,696 1,686 10
1970 1,518 1,499 19
1971 1,443 1,416 27
1972 1,489 1,469 20
1973 1,494 1,476 18
1974 1,620 1,598 22
1975 1,529 1,509 20
1976 1,460 1,430 30
1977 1,534 1,511 23
1978 1,400 1,378 22
1979 1,429 1,398 31
1980 1,532 1,501 31
1981 1,390 1,367 23
1982 1,330 1,315 15
1983 1,295 1,269 26
1984 1,119 1,097 22
1985 1,030 1,011 19
1986 1,285 1,262 23
1987 1,070 1,050 20
1988 1,006 983 23
1989 932 912 20
1990 905 886 19
1991 807 792 15
1992 769 750 19
1993 693 677 16
1994 577 566 11
1995 514 502 12
1996 525 516 9
1997 508 498 10
1998 535 526 9
1999 396 396 0
2000 357 349 8
2001 300 294 6
2002 282 282 0
2003 263 263 0
2004 249 249 0
2005 201 201 0
2006 189 184 5
2007 191 191 0
2008 162 162 0
2009 181 176 5
2010 153 153 0
2011 163 163 0
2012 179 179 0
2013 201 201 0
2014 248 241 7
2015 257 252 5
2016 244 244 0
2017 242 234 8

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Popularity of Robyn as a first name

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Popularity of Robyn as a last name

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Common last names for Robyn

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Robyn U.S.
  White 86.57% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.12% 16.26%

Of Last Name Robyn

People with the last name Robyn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Robyn

  • What name lists does Robyn rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Robyn? Robyn is the 868th most popular name of all time. As a last name Robyn was the 69,392nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Robyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 62,946 babies born with the first name Robyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Robyn to occupy the territory of Guernsey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 62,431 (as of March 31, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Robyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1921 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Robyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Robyn is Monday, July 7th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Robyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Robyn was in 1964 with a total of 1,882 babies. That's a lot of babies named Robyn!
  • Random Robyn Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Robyn ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 10 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Robyn: Your name in reverse order is Nybor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yrbon. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Robyn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 283 people with the last name Robyn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Robyn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Robyn as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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