See also: robin

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Robin, from Old French, diminutive of Robert

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Robin (plural Robins)

  1. A male given name from the Romance languages or the Germanic languages.
    • 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: [] 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 from the Germanic languages, 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 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, from given names.

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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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Robin m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robin

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English.

Proper nounEdit

Robin

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robin

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: Ro‧bin
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Robin

  1. A unisex given name, equivalent to English Robin

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Recently borrowed from English.

Proper nounEdit

Robin

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robin

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French diminutive of Robert.

PronunciationEdit

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Robin m

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robin
  2. A patronymic surname.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English.

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Robin

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robin

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, diminutive of Robert.

Proper nounEdit

Robin

  1. A male given name from the Romance languages or the Germanic languages, equivalent to English Robin
    • late 14th century, 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."

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Robin.

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Robin

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robin

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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Robin c (genitive Robins)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Robin

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.