What does Brooke mean?
Brooke /broo-ke/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Brooke) is pronounced bruk. It is of Old English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Brooke is "water, small stream".
Also a surname. Actress Brooke Shields has made the English surname familiar as a girl's given name today. Actress Brooke Adams; philanthropist Brooke Astor.
How popular is Brooke?
Brooke is a very popular first name for females (#397 out of 4276, Top 9%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#6608 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Brooke for girls. Brooke entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #43 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is presently at #137. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Brooklyn (#26 in 2014), Brooklynn (#159) and Brook are the popular alternative forms of Brooke (#137 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 2011 (usage of 0.691%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.6695%, ▼3.1%), with the version Brook becoming less stylish. Brooklyn (#26), Brooklynn (#159) and Brooke (#137) are three of the more trendy girl names in this list. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Brooke and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)