Robin \r(o)-bin\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Robin), is pronounced RAH-bin. It is of English origin. Variant of Robert, in popular use as a boy's name since the medieval days of Robin Hood. The name was used for the male character Christopher Robin in A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" stories. Notable in modern times due to actor/comedian Robin Williams. TV personality Robin Leach.