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pinWhat does Brooke mean?

Brooke /broo-ke/ 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.


Brooke has 8 variants: Brook, Brookelle, Brookie, Brooklyn, Brooklynn, Brooklynne, Brooks and Brooky.

Kreatif forms: Broke, Broobe, Broode. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brooke name in U.S.

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

Brooklyn (#26 in 2014), Brooklynn (#159) and Brook are the popular alternative forms of Brooke (#137 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000. These forms of Brooke reached the height of their popularity in 2011 (adoption of 0.69%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.67%, 3%), but with the version Brook becoming less stylish. Brooke has historically been preferred by parents, though Brooklyn is currently the more favored form. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Brooke and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Brooke, Brook, Brooklyn, Brooklynn in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Brooke is alike in pronunciation to Breck. Other suggested similar baby names are Boriska, Borka, Bracha, Breezy, Breigh, Brighe, Brione, Brisa, Brisha, Brisia, Brissa, Briza, Brodie, Bronte, Brucie, Bryce and Bryssa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brooke.