Does the verb "to rob" come from the famous robber "Robin Hood", was that name created after the verb, or is it simply a fun coincidence?
closed as off-topic by Edwin Ashworth, tchrist♦ Nov 4 '17 at 13:04
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The Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary
Etymology: Middle English robben, from Anglo-French rober, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German roubōn to rob ― more at REAVE
Date: 13th century
So I do not think it has anything to do with Robin Hood the outlaw.