What does Brooke mean?
Brooke [brooke] 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.
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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. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name history of Brooke for girls. Brooke entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #43 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is presently at #150. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Brooklyn (#31 in 2015), Brooklynn (#170), Brooklynne and Brook are the popular alternative forms of Brooke (#150 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Brooke reached the height of their popularity less than a decade ago (adoption of 1.1%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.8%, ▼29%), with versions such as Brook becoming somewhat outmoded. Brooke has historically been preferred by parents, though Brooklyn is currently the more favored form.
Brooke▼ is alike in pronunciation to Breck. Other suggested similar names are Becke, Blake▲, Bobbe, Bobie, Bonie, Bonne, Borka, Bracken, Bradee, Bradie, Brande, Branka, Brayne, Bree, Brenee, Brenie, Brenne, Breona, Brette, Briane, Bride, Bridee, Bridie, Brie, Brighe, Brilie (see Briley), Briona, Brione, Brioni, Brionne, Briony, Britte, Brodie, Brogan, Brogyn, Bronia, Bronnie, Bronny, Bronte, Bronwen, Bronya, Brucie, Bryce, Brydie, Brylee▲, Brynne, Bryonie, Bryony and Erike. These names tend to be less frequently used than Brooke.See names in meaning and etymology.