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Brook (girl)

What does Brook mean?

Brook Pronunciation of Brook [brook] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Brook) has the meaning "water, small stream". Brook is a variant form of Brooke (Old English, Old German): also a surname.

Associated with: water, small (little), stream (river).


4 different relations via Brooke: Brookie, Brooklyn, Brooks and Brooky.

Creative forms:
(female) Barook, Bruook, ..

(male) Brokey, Broton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brook Elliana (B.E.), ..

How popular is Brook?

Brook is a very prominent first name for women (#1454 out of 4276, Top 34%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#6935 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Brook was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #635 in the U.S. in the year 1994, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brook name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brook outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Brooke (#150 from current records) and Brooklyn (#31) are the popular related forms of Brook rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Brooks, are seldom used. These forms of Brook were favored by parents in the year 2011 (adoption of 0.94%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.66%, down 29%). Brooke has historically been a favorite of parents, though Brooklyn has become popular as well, while versions such as Brooke are now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Brook, Brooke, Brooklyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Brooke, Brooklyn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Brook is alike in pronunciation to Breck. Other recommended names are Bao, Beck, Bidon, Bijou, Bo, Bobi, Bora, Borka, Bradi, Brady, Brana, Brand, Brani, Branka, Brann, Brea, Breah, Breda, Bree, Breea, Breen, Brei, Bren, Brenn, Breona, Bret, Brett, Bri, Bria, Briar, Brid, Bride, Bridi, Bridy, Brie, Brieon, Brier, Briet, Brily, Brina, Brinn, Briny, Briona, Brione, Brioni, Briony, Brisa, Brit, Brita, Briton, Britt, Briza, Brodie, Brogan, Brogyn, Bronia, Bronny, Bronte, Bronya, Bruna, Brya, Bryar, Bryce, Bryly (see Briley), Bryn, Bryna, Brynn, Bryony and Bryton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brook.

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