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What does Brooklyn mean?

Brooklyn Pronunciation of Brooklyn [brook-lyn] as a name for girls means "water, small stream". Brooklyn is an alternate form of Brooke (Old English, Old German): also a surname.

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


Brooklyn has 2 variants: Brooklynn and Brooklynne.

5 more different relations via Brooke: Brook, Brookelle, Brookie, Brooks and Brooky.

Creative forms:
(female) Blodlyn, Britlyn, ..

(male) Brooker, Brookter, ..

Middle name pairings:
Brooklyn Elysia (B.E.), ..

How popular is Brooklyn?

Brooklyn is a rare given name for females. Brooklyn is an equally rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Brooklyn entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its peak position of #21 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is presently at #31. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Brook, Brooke (#150 a year ago), Brooklynn (#170) and Brooklynne are the popular variation forms of Brooklyn (#31 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Brooklyn reached its peak 4 years ago (average #760) and is somewhat lower today (#870, 29%), with versions like Brooke becoming less fashionable. Brooklyn and Brooklynn are two of the more fashionable birth names here.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arlyn, Bevlyn, Blodwyn, Bracken, Bradly, Bradyn, Brandalyn, Brandelyn, Brandilyn, Brandolyn, Brandylyn (see Brandilyn), Brandyn, Breelyn, Brendolyn, Brenyn, Brily, Briony, Brittlin, Brittlynn, Brityn, Brogan, Brogann (see Brogan), Brogyn, Bronny, Bronwen, Bronwin, Bronwyn, Bronwynn, Bronya, Bryly (see Briley), Bryn, Bryony, Carollyn, Carolyn, Carrolyn, Coralyn, Darolyn, Doralyn, Harolyn, Jacklyn, Jacolyn, Jaklyn, Jocelyn, Joclyn, Joellyn, Jolyn, Jonalyn, Josalyn, Joselyn, Josilyn, Joslyn, Josslyn, Jozlyn, Karolyn, Loralyn, Lorilyn, Nicolyn, Rosalyn, Roselyn, Roslyn, Royalyn, Rozalyn, Rozelyn and Rozlyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Brooklyn.

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