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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of Robert

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Proper nounEdit

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."
    • c. 1598–1600, William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:
      , 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, 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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NounEdit

Robin (plural Robins)

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

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CzechEdit

 
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Proper nounEdit

Robin m

  1. A male given name, cognate to Robin

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robin

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: Ro‧bin
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Proper nounEdit

Robin

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.
  2. A female given name.

EstonianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robin

  1. A male given name recently borrowed from English.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French diminutive of Robert.

Proper nounEdit

Robin m

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

GermanEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robin

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.

NorwegianEdit

Proper nounEdit

Robin

  1. A male given name borrowed from English Robin.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Proper nounEdit

Robin c (genitive Robins)

  1. A male given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 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.