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Hopkins is an English, Welsh and Irish patronymic surname. The English and Welsh derivations mean "son of Hob". It derives from the Germanic warrior name Hrod-berht, translated as "renowned-fame". It was 'borrowed' into French, where the spelling was changed from "Hob" to "Robert". The name in Ireland is an Anglicisation of the Irish Gaelic name Mac Oibicin. The name increased in popularity in, and became associated with, Wales around the 17th century. The Robert spelling was introduced to England and Scotland after the Norman conquest of England.

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More definitions of "Hopkins":

  • (noun): United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873).
    Synonyms: Johns Hopkins
  • (noun): United States educator and theologian (1802-1887).
    Synonyms: Mark Hopkins

Famous quotes containing the word hopkins:

    My own heart let me more have pity on; let
    Me live to my sad self hereafter kind,
    Charitable; not live this tormented mind
    With this tormented mind tormenting
    yet.
    —Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell: the soil
    Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.
    —Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day.
    What hours, O what black hours we have spent
    This night!
    —Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)